Do you remember this little Easter dress that I refashioned for Christmas last year?
Well baby girls has grown a lot this year and it’s too short now. I set her dress aside in the donate pile until my older daughter freaked out.
“Mom! You’re not recycling this??!”
And I love that she wanted to recycle this.
Plus the kids are in charge of decorating so we did. And it ten minutes we had a snazzy tree skirt just waiting for presents.
This is super simple:
Remove any sashes, bowes, etc …
… remove bodice and cut straight up the back …
… making sure all the skirt layers stay attached.
Fold over and hem raw edges. You could totally cheat and just whip out the hot glue gun, too. Leave the edges plain or go nuts adding ribbon, buttons, etc.
Sew a gathering stitch along the top edge and gather in nice and tight. Stitch in place.
This little skirt had a flat front with no extra fabric so my skirt doesn’t quite meet in the back.
No big woop. Our tree is up against a wall and you can’t even tell.
Fuller skirts like these would have enough fabric for a traditional skirt fit.
So go dig out those outgrown dresses and dress up that tree.