I administer the Altered Artwear group on Facebook. We started off the new year with an “anything goes” challenge. I decided to make a sundress for my granddaughter Jacky. I used patterns from the book Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu.
I started with some tops that no longer fit, a few heart appliques, and an old rayon dress that has some damage.
I chose this gauzy cotton top. I cut off 12″ straight across for the skirt.
Then I cut the underarm seams to make it easier to cut out the front and back bodices and pocket backs from the front and back sections, and cut the straps from the sleeves. I cut bodice lining and pocket fronts from the rayon dress.
This was all that was left of the cotton top by the time I was done cutting.
After the dress was sewn together, I centered the heart applique and stitched it down on the bodice.
Here’s a closer look at the bodice. I really like the knotted ties because they are more adjustable than a button closure. I think she will like it!