Even the youngest girls love new dresses — they’re girls, after all! If you are ready to put in a little effort, you won’t need to spend lots of money on new clothes for your little princess.
We at SmallJoys have found some brilliant ideas for transforming dad’s old shirts into adorable new dresses that will amaze even the pickiest of little ladies. And dads will now have some free space in their wardrobes!
What you’ll need for the remake
- one of dad’s shirts
- a kid’s dress to use as a template
- threads in colors to match the shirts
- a piece of chalk or a pencil
- a sewing machine
- an hour of your time
A couple of steps before the magic transformation
All of the cute dresses are started in the same way:
Put your daughter’s dress on top of the shirt. Outline it with a pencil or a piece of chalk.
Cut the outline of the dress for your future homemade masterpiece.
Sew the sides, shoulders, and sleeves.
Sew the neck, collar, and hem.
You can also decorate the dress with some extra needlework, sparkles, or a belt.
For serene summer promenades
Girls can be elegant even during their school lessons. When creating a dress to be worn when studying or creating art, make sure that it is comfortable and easy to clean.
For games with friends
Light linen and soft rubber bands make such a dress perfect for playing outside.
Comfort and beauty
An old shirt will make a really comfortable and cute little dress.
A picnic special
A comfortable sundress with an original bow will make your girl a real princess.
A charming little lady
It’s really easy to sew such a tender and beautiful dress for a little girl. She can wear it to the theater, zoo, or to her friend’s house.
Little Miss Elegance
The sunny belt makes this dress look brighter. Any mom who can use a sewing machine can make it.
For the sea and beach
A lightweight and beautiful sundress for relaxation.
A beautiful collar
Two shirts for one dress
Two shirts of different colors can make one great kid’s dress.
Simple yet elegant
If you have a large shirt at home, you can make an evening dress with a full skirt from it.