Monday was mostly prep, along with pretty much the easiest dress ever for E. I was inspired by the Tiered Pillowcase-style Dress, but made it from a linen skirt I'd thrifted for myself a couple of years ago and never wore. Pastel pink is just not a color I wear. BUT it made for a super cute dress for the girl.
Since it was already tiered, pretty much all I had to do was cut the arm holes and create the casing for the drawstring. I even used the original drawstring from the skirt. Felt a little like cheating! I hemmed the armholes instead of using bias tape like the original tutorial. I also kept it the existing width, which is larger than the pattern called for. It's pretty roomy on Miss Skinny Minnie, but it also comes to mid-calf on her, so she'll be able to wear it for years.
|Closer to the actual color|
It was crazy hot yesterday, so this was a perfect breezy little dress for E to wear.
Yesterday's make was O's billionth Charlie Tee (okay, really the fifth one, I think). He found this Adult XL Stonehenge tee when we were at the Goodwill Outlet a couple of weeks ago and asked me to make it into one in his size.
Speaking of, is there a Goodwill Outlet near you? There's one by my aunt's house, so we go pretty often. Textiles for $1.79/pound? Sign me up! I have a ridiculous pile of things to upcycle, but at least this shirt is one thing done.
|Lightened a little, but still looks mostly like a black blob. Ha.|
Now I should get to work on today's project!