After high school, I don't think I even touched my mom's sewing machine. It wasn't until about 10 years later, when my sis was prego with her first, that I wanted to make my niece-to-be a baby blanket (so she'd remember her favorite aunt who lived miles away).
A few years have gone by and now I have a little one of my own. I've been inspired by many other sewing bloggers and have loved the idea of upcycling.
So what I first did was:
-I brought out a dress that currently fits my little girl A.
-Then I folded the shirt (shoulder to shoulder), put the folded dress on top and cut around her dress. (get the idea or is this just too confusing?)
-I sewed the sides together.
-Made the binding out of the sleeve scrapes and placedit on the collar area (sorry my terms aren't very technical).
And I had tried doing flutter sleeves, but they just weren't turning out . . . so I took them off.
The bottom was the original bottom of the shirt so I didn't need to sew that up.
(the "I'm sick of the picture taking"look)
And voila! You have a cute little dress for your little munchkin to wear. I love the ruffles and lace that I didn't even had to add on!