So next I saw these cute little pleated pouches on Pinterest and I had a friend with a birthday coming up, so I made one. Then I decided maybe she wouldn't want pink, so I made another so she could choose. Then I went to a work meeting, which just happened to be across the street from a fabric store (!), so I popped in there quick and saw that great stripey/chevron orange/grey/pink fabric & had to make one out of that. I've heard zippers are sucky to sew, but this tutorial made it easy I guess, because I had no problems! I even went on a zipper buying spree after I made the first one. I also have the pieces cut & ready to sew for 2 more of these!
My husband found this shirt he bought like over 10 years ago on vacation & never wore. We're heading back to Silver Lake Sand Dunes for vacation this summer, so I thought I'd made a dress out of it for my daughter to wear. It just cracks me up every time I look at it for some reason!
This was super easy- I just turned the shirt inside out, laid one of her current dresses on it and pinned it, cut it out leaving about a quarter inch or so around all sides for a seam allowance. Then I pinned the sides and sewed it up. When I had her try it on, we decided it needed ruffles, so I cut a few strips off the bottom, ruffled them and sewed them on. For the neck line ruffle, I just used a strip from the side part we had cut off and ruffled that & sewed it on. This is a super quick project- the dress part probably only took 30 minutes, but the ruffles took a little longer.
Are you sewing anything this summer? I've got some other tutorials pinned on Pinterest that I want to attempt to make, and of course more of those little bags, too. I can always find a use for a cute little zippered pouch! I'm also on the look out for more men's shirts now- that dress is just too fun!