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How To Make A Girls Day Dress

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in  this instructable, i will show you how to make your own day dress out of one piece of cloth.

I hope You Like It!!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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This instructable isnt cheap, but not overly expensive. total it costed me about $30 or so for all the materials, however i DID strat this project FROM SCRATCH  with nothing on hand to use to make the project cheaper. if you have some of the items needed it could only cost $7-$15

Youll Need:

1) 1yd fabric of your choice (depending on the size of your daughter...i chose JUST enough for mine)
2) Matching color thread
3) Matching Color Ribbon (optional if your daughter is used to and can keep on a "tube top")
4) 6-8 Matching buttons
5) Fabric Tape Measure
6) Fabric Pen
7) Scissors
8) Button sewing accessories.

This project will take ~ 1.5-2 hours to make including prep time, but is well worth the time

Step 2: Measure Your Daughter

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The Particular fabric i used was a "smock" fabric that you would make a waist smock out ofthat has approximately 6" of the fabric stretchy at the top. I saw it in walmart today and was like...HONEY!!! i know something we could make for our daughter!! and showed her this. she liked the idea and thats what we went with.


So first your going to measure your daughter with the FABRIC ONLY to see if you will have to shorten the bottom half of the fabric to the dress dont consume your daughter...luckily mine has to grow a few more inches and she will fit right in it!!

Next your going to measure her chest to see how much fabric you will really need. As you can see in the pictures my daughter is ~19 inches around (i say ~ because she didnt want the world to know how big she was getting...but daddy won!!

The pictures below are of me wrapping my daughter in the fabric. The Last picture is her in a diaper while i got a better measurement (when she wasnt tossing and turning to stop me from getting her measurement...lol)
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