Since it’s freezing here and I’m in desperate need of sunshine I made this easy DIY sundress for my daughter. I found this sweet fabric at Hobby Lobby. I knew it would make a cute pool cover-up for our trip to Florida later this year. It basically is a dress ready to go. I purchased one yard for an adult size small. From start to finish this project took me about 20 minutes and cost me around $7.50. They have similar fabrics in little girls sizes too.
Here is a simple step by step. I fitted it on her and pinned where I wanted to seam the dress. I used a tighter stitch so it would hold up to the on and off. I trimmed the excess with pinking shears. I took an old cami and cut off the straps. Then pinned each strap in place. I sewed back and forth several times to secure the straps. I cut strips from an old white t-shirt and created rosettes to embellish the dress. The easiest way to do this is to use a large pin and twist the fabric wrapping it around the pin until you’re happy with the rosette. Use a needle and thread to sew the rosettes in place.
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