At last, a thrifting post! As you might remember from this post, I had intended to write each month about my thrifting finds, but as you may have guessed...I haven't actually made it into a thrift store. Until last week.
Our friends, Josh and Angela, are having their first baby. Josh is an avid button-down plaid-shirt wearer, so I came up with a personalized gift idea for their little girl:
I sewed the button band closed, then trimmed the top edge of the band down to reduce the bulk (for the elastic casing) and surged the edges.
Yes, it's yet another pillowcase dress (with matching hair-bow). But this one started life as a shirt! I am always so inspired by Elsie's "Project Restyle" posts, and I've been wanting to try something like this for ages. Now I'm imagining a larger one for Lavella.... if only she'd wear plaid! Maybe if I found a purple shirt...
A few more details: I used a 3 month sized baby dress as a template for the width, length and arm-hole depth. Only time will tell just how well it actually fits a real-live baby, but it looked pretty spot-on compared to the template dress by the time I was done. With the shoulder-ties it should be a pretty flexible fit.