Monday, May 24, 2010

Watermelon Tank to Toddler Dress

I used to love this watermelon shirt from Urban Outfitters when I was a teenager. 
I've kept it in my closet, and never could part with it in hopes of looking "cool" wearing it again one summer.

Well, I've recently [as in this morning] decided that it would look much cuter on Adeline.
and duh, it's a bit too big. So this morning's project was to take an adult sizeL tank top to a 18month dress. 
Yayy, I did it! I just took it in [alot] and repositioned the shoulder straps. 
There's elastic on the back, so I think she'll even be able to wear it next year maybe with a pair of shorts or some added ruffles on the bottom or something.

I'm really proud of myself because I'm an awful seamstress and this is my first repurposing project. 
She looks much cuter in my shirt than I ever did!


The Girl Creative


  1. that is such a cute dress. im following from TTFF.

  2. You guys are not supposed to be sharing your clothes for another 16 years or so!! OMG! How friggin cute is that thing on her?!?! I could die! Great job girlfriend:) You have outdone yourself with that one! And thanks for the sweet comments about Sophie's party....I wish you could have come! Sometimes I feel like my "blogger" friends are closer to me than some of those "have to invite" friends you are kind of expected to invite those sort of functions...ya know?!

  3. How adorable is that? No other baby will be as stylish this summer.
    Now all you need to do is get a great photo of her eating a slice of watermelon!


    Reason number 238 why I need to learn how to sew.

  5. I totally remember a pic of you wearing that shirt! How sweet to pass it on in such an adorable way!

  6. You did a GREAT job! It's adorable. :) She looks just precious. I'm visiting from Kimba's party. :)

  7. Oh, gosh--that's one of the cutest little dresses ever. I swear.
    I found you through Paper Mama... :)

  8. very cute!! you did a great job!

  9. great job! It is such a nice feeling to make over something special of your own for your child. I'm visiting with a soft place to land.

  10. Awww! This is adorable. I host a link up party every Tuesday called Tot Tuesdays where you can link up crafts, activities, teaching resources, parenting stories or tips, recipes and things you’ve made for your toddler. I’d love it if you’d stop by sometime & link up!


  11. Darling! What a clever idea!

  12. I was wondering where you found such an adorable little dress! How creative, I love it!