Cute right? I am liking the fake necklace shirts that are going around right now. In fact, I have another one to post but I'll wait until tomorrow. I wanted to turn this one into a dress for Kayla. I just thought it would be so cute. I am happy to report that the vision in my head turned out great in person too! I have had this project half done for about two weeks now. It has been KILLING me to not have it finished because I just thought it was so cute and needed to be done and worn.
So here is what I did to it. I took one of Kayla's dresses and put it up to the tank top and decided where I wanted to cut it off at. I also needed to figure out how long the arm holes needed to be. This tank top was intended for 8 to 10 year olds or something like that so she needed them to be shortened for her. I cut off the top of the tank top.
You will notice that I also cut a triangle out of the center. The reason I did that was so her neck had some room. With how much I had to cut off of the top, there was no room for her neck. I wasn't sure how much I liked the openness of the back though so I took some lace and pinned it in placed and sewed it down.
Once that was sewn down I took the tops of the shirt, pinned them and sewed them together to make it a shirt again.
After this was the hard part for me. I was trying to figure out which fabric to use on the bottom as the ruffle. I eventually went with an old knit grey shirt I bought when I was pregnant with Tyler. Yeah it's that old and I never where it any more. It was in my "discard" pile of clothes that I can repurpose. I made two ruffles. I long one and a short one. The where almost twice and wide as the skirt. So I pinned them in placed with ruffles. Oh but before I did this, I zig zagged the bottom of the ruffles while stretching the fabric to make the bottom of the ruffle flair out more. Want to see the finished project? I thought you'd never ask...
I was hoping it was going to be as cute on HER as it was on the hanger. And guess what? IT WAS
Seriously in love with this! I can't wait to put it on her when we are actually leaving the house. :)