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

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

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

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

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