last week, ella and i found some cute sheets at the thrift store that i knew would be perfect for spring dresses. ella is in a yellow phase right now, so i started with the one that was like a watercolor garden.
and she knew exactly what kind of dress she wanted--a pillowcase dress (her favorite type—i’ve made at least a dozen for her over the years). i cut one panel full width of the sheet, split it into a front and back piece, and proceeded as usual. it is kind of big right now, but that just leaves growing room.
then i cut my dress. i started by taking measurements from this very cute dress which i found for a very cute price at one of the cutest stores i know, cato, which we finally have in nashville.
and i cut the remainder of the sheet to the exact size of the dress, but i didn't put in the waist elastic because i wanted it lower than empire--i wanted to try it on first then place the waist where my true waist is.
worn like this, it is very comfy but completely unflattering for my "motherly" figure. as i described it to some friends, worn with a pair of flip-flops it makes me look like every female filipino i know.
howevah, it was so comfy like this that i decided i didn't want a permanent waistline in it after all. so i pieced together the last scraps from the sheet to make a sash and now i love it.
this is the best part--the sash is long enough to make a bow in back.
if you’d like to make your own cute muu-muu, just follow the steps in my post about the 2-in-1 nursing top—just make the top part long enough for a dress. if i ever find myself in need of a nursing outfit again, i might even cut this dress in two and make a 2-in-1 out of it. ;)
*originally this dress felt like a big FAIL, but i'm glad i didn't give up on it. what projects do you have that might be salvaged or have been salvaged? if you'll share a link in a comment or send me a picture with a little description, i'll feature you in a post later this week!