Saturday, March 31, 2012
I saw something similar to this on Pinterest (courtesey of Daisy Janie) and had to try. It was really easy, really fast, and really cute. I think it took my kids longer to decide which bandanas they wanted than it took for me to make them! (if you want to make something extra cute...check out Easy Hair Bows to go with the dress ;-)
Here's what you need (makes ONE dress):
2 bandanas (you can get them online - but shipping is often more expensive than the bandanas themselves...I found them at Walmart in the women's accessories section for a buck each)
Grossgrain ribbon of a coordinating color (about 7/8 inch thick) - about a yard
Sewing machine (it's pretty quick and easy, so if you don't have a sewing machine you can hand-sew)
Here's what you do:
1. Fold over the top edge of your first bandana about an inch and pin. You want it to be wide enough for the ribbon to feed through.
2. Sew the folded edge.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the second bandana.
4. Place the folded edges facing OUT and on top, and pin together the outer edges of the bandanas. Leave the top (folded and sewn) edge and bottom edges unsewn. Leave approximately three inches at the top of each side for arm holes.
5. No need to hem since the bandanas are already hemmed!
6. Cut your ribbon in half, fold about 1/2 inch on each side and sew the edge (so it doesn't fray).
7. Put the bamboo skewer into the ribbon loops and feed through the top sewn edge of each bandana (one ribbon through each bandana).
8. Fold inside-out so the sewn-together edges don't show.
9. Put on an adorable small child.
10. Watch them enjoy their new dress!
Posted by Shannon at 7:28 PM