Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bandana Dress....

Todays outfit is a dress made out of a bandana.  It should be called the 15 minute dress... so quick and easy.

I've had heaps of comments from friends saying that they're not a good enough sewer to make/upcycle kids clothes... if you can sew a straight line, you can make clothes.
So this is an illustration for Kelly and Sarah {Hi guys}.
Step 1 - iron bandana's {which I didn't do before taking the photo}
Step 2 - place the two right sides facing each other.  Pin together at the sides and sew.
Step 3 - Fold down the top {make sure the 100% cotton writing is at the top}, iron and sew.
Step 4 - Thread elastic.
Step 5 -  Attach x2 one metre ribbon at the front and sew a loop at the back.
Step 6 - Thread ribbon.
Make a bow.
So, that's how you turn a square bandana into a dress in less than 15 minutes.
The kids are now on school holidays... Woo hoo!
But, I still have to work :(

If anyone's made any hair clips, email me the photos.. my next 'You've been featured' post is going to feature your hair clips.  Email photos to

Love Nikki xx

Just an update for anyone still coming to this blog....
The kids have started their own Youtube craft channel
here's a link to their first video.
I hope you enjoy watching, Love Nikki xx


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nikki, that is so cute. It would take me longer than that to thread the machine.

Cathryn said...

That's a great idea. I'm thinking I could make tops like that with my fabric scraps by adding one more step to hem the edges of the squares. Thanks!

Julie Harward said...

This is SO SO cute...way to go! I might even give it a try! ;D

Mama Bird said...

Super cute - I only wish I had a little girl to dress! You've always got such adorable ideas that I will keep checking back. :) Speaking of checking back, please stop by my blog. I've got a special blogger award for you in my next post!

Anonymous said...

Amazing work - you are so creative!! Might try this one :) Letia

Blue Velvet Chair said...

Adorable! Adding to my 'must try' list.

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