August 11, 2016

Floral Wrap Dress Refashion

In 15 days, my daughter will turn 5! Where does the time go? So as a countdown to her birthday, all month long I'm sharing posts featuring clothes I've sewn for her over the years. So today I'm sharing a refashioned wrap dress I made for her when she was about two years old.

I have been known to be a bit of a shopaholic. Forever 21 used to be one of my favorite stores. When I like something, I REALLY like it.  So I often buy clothes that are the same, but in different colors.  A few years ago, I purchased two similar dresses in blue/gold and lilac/green.  I still really like the blue and gold dress, but I grew to really dislike the lilac and green dress.  I still liked the fabric, but the dress itself was stretched out at the top and I found it hard to accessorize. With the blue and gold dress, I'd wear a blue cropped short sleeved cardigan, blue sandals, gold leaf earrings, and a gold leaf necklace.  I'm also a clothes hoarder, so even after many Good Will donations, I still had some clothes that I just couldn't let go of, especially now that I sew.  So I decided to take the lilac and green dress, and turn it into a dress for my daughter.

I didn't use a pattern to make this wrap dress. Instead, I used one of my daughter's dresses as a guide when cutting the fabric for this dress.

I love the gold in this fabric!

Here's the right side of the dress. 

This is the back of the dress. When you're refashioning, you're often working with a limited amount of fabric, so I ended it with a weird seam down the back of the dress to make it complete.

hemming the dress... I realized after I did this that the dress was really thin and decided to add a liner.

pinning the liner

I made ties for the wrap dress.

top of the dress




my daughter wearing her dress


  1. What a pretty dress! It's so great that you can make so many pretty outfits for your children! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! Pinning.

  2. I love when items like this get repurposed. It is so special! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  3. Totally adorable on your daughter. Great job.Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again!

  4. Oh precious!! Adorable dress and way cute model! :)

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  5. I like what you did here, now you got a lovely dress for your daughter!

  6. That is so lovely! I bet your daughter looked adorable in it too. Pinned.

    1. Thanks! She was really cute in this dress. 😊