the 30 minute fix

One of my favorite refashions is: a woman’s tank top to a girl’s sundress. SIMPLE. In fact, it was my very first refashion ever and similar to what I’ve done here. I’m hoping Goose wears this new look as often as she wore the last one. Since she keeps referring to it as her “princess dress”, I think that’s a good sign.

I picked up this Old Navy tank from Goodwill for $2. I took in the side seams. And then with my bff, Elastic thread, I created gathered straps.
Hooray for saving fabric scraps. With leftover eggplant linen from the City Frock a year back, I had just enough fabric for perfectly matched straps. I cut a long strip of fabric, about 2-3 inches wide. Serged the edges and then ironed the serged edges under. Then I sewed three lines of elastic thread down the strip: one line in the middle and one down each side. The straps gathered up real nice and definitely add to the girly look.
And speaking of Village Frocks, the Sugar City ladies have more patterns in the shop! (and they used a picture of Lucy to promote it. I’m truly flattered.) Grab your pattern while supplies last. They are a hot commodity.
Another easy summer-time fix. All aboard!

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