Thursday, March 20, 2008

New dress

Finally... It's washed, and Maja's not been allowed to wear it until I was ready to take a photo. I made this dress a couple of weeks ago, but before I'd gotten my camera out, Maja had gone and got the dress dirty... that's 5 year olds for you...

Aaanyway... I found this tutorial for making a toddlers dress from an old shirt, and I thought this was such a brilliant idea that I wanted to try it out myself. And since I had just made a dress/pinafore for Susie, I figured I'd try and make this for Maja. I just got a bigger shirt to make it fit my 5 year old (instead of a toddler). It was really fun to make, and quite easy too.
It's not easy to get her to behave when there is a camera around....

The front of the shirt makes the back of the dress... brilliant solution... I didn't have to sew a single button hole...


I used the sleeves of the shirt to make a pair of trousers to go with the dress.

The best thing is that when I went to pay for this shirt (which I bought in a secon hand/charity shop in town) they told me they had "buy one, get one free" on all gent's clothes that day, so I got two shirts for the price of one... which was virtually nothing... hehe, I love a good deal. I've already started making a dress of the other one as well. I'll show you when it's finished.

6 comments:

eileensattic said...

This is too adorable! How did you make the pants I am wondering.
This is my first time visiting your blog. I am marking it to come back and read it some more, you have some really cute stuff.

Klarafina said...

Hei!
Takk for hyggelig kommentar i min blogg. Alldeles nydelig forvandling fra skjorte til kjole.
God Påske!

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Flotte plagg du har sydd,
tenker jenta de er kry...
Våren var her sør,men nå er det vinter igjen.Ha en fin påskeaften.
hilsen Linda :))

Ravenhill said...

Tonje, you are really going to town! I love the dress and pants. They are the most clever thing I have seen in ages!

Annemariesquilt said...

Heia så flott skjorte og så gøy at du har brukt gamle skjorter.. Har vel sikkert 10 skjorter liggende fra mannen min hvis du skulle trenge flere skjorter, he he . Håper du har hatt et flott norgesopphold. I dag skal jeg til Trondheim med jobben, hadde egentlig satt pris på å være hjemme, hmmmm....
Ha en flott uke.

Lappesola said...

Så søt kjole. Det var jammen en god ide.