dress revamp

i’ve always thought it was silly to buy the kids clothes for just one occasion, like christmas or easter.
yet, i still do.
but it always can be worn for multiple things, like it never has a christmas tree on it (hello!?) or a bunny (no way!).
so easter is very quickly apporaching and i wanted to make something for the girls.
but i’m lacking in time and i saw their very sweet, simple, $12 cream sweater dresses from target that they wore for christmas.
i decided to add a little trim to the bottom and swap out the bow.

very simple, but very sweet.
i’m loving heather bailey’s newest nicey jane line of fabrics!

i’m tempted to recover an old pair of the girls’ mary jane’s in that fabric – have you seen the great tutorials on that?

(i may be able to put together a tiny tutorial for this project, if any of you are interested.)

oh, and check my shop in a bit if you want a covered notebook! i have just 2!



  1. 1
    Maggie Whitley {Gussy} says:

    I love what you did. It's perfect! :)

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    Love it, great job of using what you had to make it what you needed. Thanks for sharing!

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    ApachesPrincess says:

    I love the dress! It is really sweet, and the heather Bailey material makes it look so springy! I think it would be adorable to make a matching pair of shoes!

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    You are so smart and crafty. The dresses are so cute. Great idea.

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    Designs by Jessie says:

    Love how you did that! the trim and changing out the bow really does give it a fresh look!

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    Simply Live says:

    SO cute! What a good idea!

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    mandiegirl says:

    CUTE! I love her fabric, too. Maybe soon I'll be able to sew good enough that I can justify buying it! ;)

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    Such an easy way to make it last longer! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Have a fabulous day!

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    Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] says:

    This is such a great idea!

  10. 10

    Love that dress revamp. What a gread idea!

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    Love it, sp springy!

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    Cathi Hamen says:

    love love love!

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    Christine says:

    that is one of the best revamps I have ever seen, way to go!

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    ordinarilyextraordinary.com says:

    How adorable! And such a great idea. Wish it were easier to do it with boys clothes.:)

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    Shady Lady! says:

    I have that dress! Genius – maybe I will try this!

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    Empty Nest Full Life says:

    Very cute idea! Love the re-vamp! Jackie

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    Super cute! This would be great for a dress that was too short because you could add length with the trim. If you didn't have time to recover the shoes you could make a pleated poppy out of the material to add to the top of there shoes. :)

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    brown paper packages says:

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    Simply Stafford says:

    Love this idea!! Especially how the material adds a little extra length for a little extra wearing time!

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    That is perfect! I have my mind set to try doing something like this to overalls that are a wee bit too short for my girl! Heading off to look at the shoes now!

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    chelsea rebecca says:

    oh my goodness this is too cute!
    and so perfect for spring! i love it!!
    p.s. i love your shop!

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    The Blog of Finleypotamus and His Little Kierbear says:

    Oooh love that! Any ideas for jazzing up boys jeans that they crawl the knees out of? :)

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    bigBANG studio says:

    aDORable! just popped over here via caroline at coeur de la, and your entire line is so adorable i can't get over it.

    keep doing what you're doing, girl!

  24. 24

    i love this! i have three girls so it's a perfect way to revamp the hand-me-downs. thanks!

  25. 25

    this turned out so cute, what a great idea!

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    Treasures By Brenda says:

    What a sweet idea that can be used for every holiday!

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