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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Freebie Friday- Tea Dyed Dress

 A few weeks ago, I posted some family pictures that my friend Katie took for us.  I thought briefly spent a ridiculous amount of time planning our attire.  I wanted us all to coordinate, you know, look like we belonged together, without looking like we were trying too hard.  

I knew I wanted Munchkin to wear this tea-dyed onesie from a previous Freebie Friday.
So, on to Little Miss' dress, today's freebie. 
Etsy has, what I call t-shirt dresses, all over the place.  It's basically a t-shirt hacked off about half way down and an added skirt.  Simple right?!?
So here's what I did.  I found an old t-shirt from Little M's drawer and  tea-dyed  it.
Then, I added a two layered ruffle skirt. (insert imagination here!) There is no tutorial because I was really winging it.   
I hate to leave you hangin' so if you are interested,  Ashely over at Make It and Love It, has a nice tutorial, and a much more professional product if I must say so!


It turned out pretty cute, but a little rough.  The seam where the t-shirt met the skirt was a little frumpy, so I added this snazzy belt that I've been hanging onto for way TOO long.  No kidding, I think it's from Jr. High.  Sick, I know! 
Elastic that I had on hand helped to create more of a waist.  Finally, add a fun button.  Buttons make everything better!
So...
t-shirt from drawer...$0.00
tea from pantry...0.00
white fabrics from "Jamie's Mom" collection...0.00
belt from Jr. High...0.00
button from my stash...0.00
 total... FREE!!!
...and pretty stinkin' cute!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy weekend!




 

3 comments:

  1. What an adorable dress, a great idea. I love new ideas of what to do with tea. I am coming to you from Happy Hour Projects!

    Tamika
    www.notimefortea.com

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  2. Stopping by from the Weekend Wind Up! http://queenofsavings.com

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  3. AWESOME!!! I love it when people use stuff they happen to have around and create something so cute! Great job!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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