Skirt-to-dress refashion...

I started this about a month ago, but finally finished it last night (hand sewing... sigh. I LOVE it, but finding the time....)

For some reason, The Bean is super pouty right now, but also insists on wearing this, so I needed to get pics before it gets stained by... whatever it is this 2 year old does to stain ALL her clothes.

it's mostly made from a skirt from a friend (Hi, Angel!), with some self-made bias to trim the neck and sleeves. (made of Kona Cotton from Sew Modern)

I used the original hem, but cut the sides and French-seamed them back together....

Both the front and the back are shirred, and then the collar has elastic cased in the bias...

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