If a dress is shorter than we like for Meghan (8), I can often re-purpose it for one of the younger girls. My sewing time is so limited these days, it brings me great joy to whip out a dress in just a few minutes.
Here is a quick and easy way to create a modest, girly dress:
- Determine the finished length of the dress.
- Cut a T-shirt about 2-3 inches below the armpits (I like an empire waist on the little girls).
- Cut the skirt off the dress the finished length desired minus the T-shirt length, plus about an inch for seam allowances.
- Gather the skirt to the T-shirt. Sew and press.
These make the best play dresses, and the two- and three-year-old can dress themselves!