create (Mama): upcycled dress

By freshlyplanted - 8:28 AM

I'd like to begin by saying thank you to all of you who are stopping by to visit! It has been so much fun to begin to connect with readers and other bloggers, and so motivating too. For example, this is a project I've had in my sewing bag since last fall waiting for that "someday" to happen. It gave me an extra boost to finish it, knowing that I could share it here. Thank you!

This sweet little dress used to be a Mama dress. It was one of my favorite comfy, wear-around-and-garden-in dresses. I realized why it was so comfortable when I was nine months pregnant with an almost nine pound boy and it still fit me (Ahem). I wore it for a little bit after his birth, then resigned it to my sewing bag. I began it  here, and then finally finished the straps over the weekend. If you look closely... might be able to tell the back used to be the front. I didn't know how to resolve the bodice cups, so I cut them straight across and turned it around. 

The back had some shirring in the middle, which I think works quite nicely in the front. It's also handy to have a little stretch for these active, climbing little girls.

And can you see the cute pockets on the side? They were another reason I loved this dress- shouldn't all Mama clothing have large, deep pockets?- and I was happy to pass them on. They'll be a great home for all the rocks, flowers, beetles, and other treasures already being collected this Spring. Now that I think of it, all little girl clothing should have large, deep pockets too!

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