Upcycled toddler dress from mom’s maxi dress

Upcycled toddler dress from mom’s maxi dress

Once upon a time, I had a great maxi dress that was a beautiful blue, lightweight and comfortable fabric – perfect for summer. After a few years of more fun than it could handle the dress’ strap broke on one of the arms. I threw it in the bin thinking it’d be an easy repair but I just never got around to it. Soon thereafter, this adorable toddler dress was born.

How did I do it? Start with a dress that has a style you like for your little one. Trace it out onto your fabric, cut and then sew the two pieces together. I did a little extra zigzag stitch in the collar so it wouldn’t fray.

It’s fun, easy, and one of my favorites. Pair it with some leggings and/or layer it for a warmer outfit. Continue reading