We recently made a treck up to Oregon to visit my dad. It was beautiful country and very relaxing, but, me being a California girl, I had to get some shopping in. Well, where we were at, there wasn’t a huge selection of places to shop so we decided to go to Wal-Mart. Now, one thing about me is, I don’t do Wal-Mart. Never have. I told my husband once that I’d rather have a root canal then go in there but, times were desperate and I needed my shopping fix….plus we needed corn syrup to make these.
So off we went and I was happily surprised. Not only did they have everything we needed at great prices, but I happened upon their fabric section….WHAT? They have fabric? They have CUTE FABRIC? Hubs was so beside himself that I was enjoying our Wal-Mart trip that he let me peruse the bolts without giving me that come-on-let’s-go eye!
I found this super cute cherries fabric ($5/yard) and a cheap little 3T top ($2.50) to make this frugal little dress.
Let’s get started!
All you need for this 3T dress is a T-shirt in your child’s size, 1/2 yard fabric and a few feet of blanket binding
Cut your 1/2 yard fabric down to in 2 cuts. One will be 40”x10” and the other 40”x6.5”
Sew the ends of each cut together to create a long tube. You will have 2 long tubes.
Sew a gathering stitch at the top of each skirt and pull the bobbin threads. Make sure the skirts are not any smaller than the bottom hem of the shirt.
Hem the 10” skirt by using a 1/2” hem. I just fold up 1/2” and then another 1/2” to cover the raw edge and stitch.
The 6.5” skirt will just get a blanket binding added directly to the hem…easy!
Baste the skirts together and slip over the shirt and pin together at the shirt hem, right sides together.
Sew all the pieces together using a seam allowance wide enough that includes the original hem of the shirt
Let your girly run around in total comfort!
I’m tellin’ ya…she LOVES it!