One of my favorite bloggers, Kristin from Bits and Pieces From My Life, got this adorable dress as a hand-me-down from a cousin for her daughter and decided to alter it to fit each season. It just so happens that Princess also received the same dress as a hand-me-down from a friend, so naturally I "stole" Kristin's idea for sprucing it up once the original flower on the front lost its flair. The versatility of this dress makes it worth keeping in Princess's wardrobe. She's worn it as a sundress, over a shirt, and now wears it as a tunic length shirt over leggings or pants or over her petticoat dress.
|The dress "Before"|
|The original flower. It looked cute at first, but was pretty droopy by the time I took it off.|
Next, I marked out a buttonhole right where the flower had been attached. If your sewing machine has a buttonhole maker and you don't know how to use it, now is the perfect time to learn as the embellishments will cover any mistakes.
Done! The whole project took me less than 15 minutes from start to finish. Now I can clip any of Princess's hair accessories right in the buttonhole and have a new look everytime she wears the dress.
|Hairbow from Dots and Lollipops|
|Hairbow from ~Hanna's Hair Bowtique~|
This post is linked up with "The Dress Project: Summer Challenge" at Bits and Pieces From My Life
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