Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bandana Dress and Skirt

I was recently inspired by a crafting friend Linda and a post she made to Facebook.  When I saw the bandana dress she made, I knew I wanted to make my own.  So here are my adventures:

First, I picked up some bandanas from Michael's.  I sewed them together to make this dress: 

However, she wasn't thrilled with it. :(  My older daughter asked to try it on as a shirt and she loves it!  So new shirt for her :) 

I then wanted to make a skirt.  I was going to try to simply fold the bandana in half and sew a slot for the elastic.  I looked online however and found this cute tutorial.  So I went to Walmart quick and got some more bandanas.  This skirt is the result: 

She wanted the blue on the outside and as long as she was going to like it, I was up for it!  (She also doesn't hold very still for photographs!)

Now both of my girls have their outfits ready for the 4th of July! 

(I linked this up at


  1. the look so cute!

  2. Saw the shirt and loved now the skirt...very very fun. Wish i could sew even a little.

  3. Wow-- how cute and summery!!!! It is a perfect top and that skirt is adorable!!!

  4. Great projects - your girls look wonderful in them too! I'd say you have their 4th of July attire all sewn up....

  5. Very cute. I'm glad both girls got what they like. But now the doggie needs one...