Kids Clothes Upcycle (Star Dress)

upcycle kids dress, Helena Rutan

For this look...

Items upcycled: Outgrown favorite long-sleeved tee.
                            Unused maternity shirt.
                            Satin ribbon.

I cut the sleeves off of the tee and stretched and rolled the edges of the short sleeves that were left. I then cut the bottom of the tee off so the waistline of the dress would be an empire waiste (which I love for little girls). Next, I cut the top off the maternity shirt leaving only the bottom to be used as the skirt. After, gathering and fitting the skirt to fit the top, I pinned and stitched in place. I chose a coppery satin ribbon to complement the silver of the skirt and star on the bodice of the piece. Alaina helped me make the necklace from one of Isaac's discarded keychains.

Voila! Lanie loves it!