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Friday, April 23, 2010

Girls Tie Strap Dress from Halter Top

I was out thrift shopping one day, which those who know me know that that is a regular occurance, and came across this halter top. It spoke to me.. Honestly..

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It said "Save me from being this somewhat reaveiling article of women's clothing, and turn me into something beautiful!" And here is how I did it.

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See this ring of fabric located in the gathered clevage area of this top? I cut off. It was the only thing keeping the fabric in that area gathered. So I spread it out flat. I also kept the long piece of strap that was origionally for tieing the shirt around the neck of the person wearing it. I will get to that later.

The next step was to turn the now flat tube like shirt inside out. Placeing it on my daughter I gathered the extra fabric on both sides and pinned it in place until it fit to her size. Then I took it off her and sewed along the pin line. Then I kept going out at an angle until I met with the side seam on the skirt.

Now learning from last time I turned it back right side out and fit it on my daughter to insure it was a good size, before I trimmed off the extra fabric on the inside.

Then all that was left were the straps. I decided to go with tie shoulder straps for a few reasons. The biggest reason is with tie straps you don't have to measure the correct strap length, because you can tie them shorter or longer as you need. I took the long tie and cut it into four pieces. I took one end of each peice and tied a knot to keep it from freying. Then I placed the flat end of each strap into the dress while my daughter was wearing it so I knew they would be in the right place. Then I stiched them on and it was done!

I think much improved from the halter top! I was very impressed myself!

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My daughter LOVES it!

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Twirls great too!

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1 comment:

  1. DARLING. thank you for sharing with me!
    - dana

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