3.21.2012

The Ooops Skirt {or what happened to being a dress?}


I found a fun little remnant at Joann's that screamed spring dress. So I started looking around for a simple and quick dress to make. I found Jess's Ice Cream Social Dress over at Craftiness is not Optional and I was sold!


The dress was truly quick work. I got it done in less than an hour during nap time. I followed all of Jess's measurements not really thinking about the fact that her tutorial was based on a two year old. When my little miss woke up, I threw the dress on her and realized there was a problem.


The ruffled portion of the dress was just too tall. It ended up in her arm pits. It looked silly and I'm sure it wasn't that comfortable.

So, I ripped off the sleeves and had myself a skirt. It's pretty long on her right now. Between the length and the elastic, I'm thinking this sucker will last well into fall {hopefully into next year, too!}.


This picture offers a preview of our big weekend project. We made a baby gate. In the next week or two there will be tons more pictures as well as a full tutorial. Let me just say, I am soooo happy to not have to keep chasing my speedy little miss into the kitchen and down the hall! {And she's sad not to have unfettered access to the cats' water bowl!}

Come Party with me!


17 comments:

  1. I love the print! And your little miss is rocking that skirt!

    Cant wait to see the baby gate tutorial!

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    1. I was eying the fabric for awhile but couldn't stomach the $10/yd. Gotta love the remnants bin!

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    2. I hear ya! I never pay full price for fabric.. its so expensive!

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  2. I LOVE that fabric! Can't wait to see the redo!

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  3. That fabric is a great choice! And let me just say "Welcome to Texas!" :)

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  5. so cute! she is adorable!!! I just did the same thing with a dress that didn't turn out right for my daughter.

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    1. Thank! It was nice that I didn't have to scrap all my hard work.

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  6. Some mistakes are just meant to be. SHe looks so cute!

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  7. The skirt looks so cute on her!some mistakes are made for a reason.

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  8. The skirt looks great on her! What oops?! :) Thanks so much for sharing this at our link party this week! I can't wait to see what you are up to next!

    Take care,

    Trish

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