Saturday, May 26, 2012

Re purpose a baby dress from your dollar store

For today's post I wanted to show you the dress I made by re purposing a baby dress from my local Dollar Store.

This dress was $1.25 (though the ones I got last year at the 99cent store in CA were a better deal). Now I created tie straps on my dress by cutting the straps in half but it is up to you. I find it easier to get on and off the doll this way.
Put your dress on your doll inside out and pin as shown, you can pin closer to your dolls body then I did.

 With only two straight lines of sewing on my machine I was able to create this summer dress for my doll in under 2 minutes.
I created a sash belt with a scrap book slider (I sell in my Etsy shop if you are looking for some, click here for the link) on to some vintage blue lace seam binding I got at a yard sale. I just threaded the lace through slider and slid it into the middle then placed it on my doll and tied a big bow in the back
This was an easy and fun way to create a dress for my doll in under 2 minutes for under $2!
 Here it is in light purple.

I hope you will look and see what you can find at your local dollar stores and create for your own dolls.
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  1. Well, there isn't a dollar store near me, but I found some cute $5 newborn baby dresses at Target the last time I went w/ this same idea in mind. Compared w/ the $16 Play Wonder doll outfits, this was a steal!

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  3. We picked up 4 today and plan to make them over the weekend!

  4. Ohmygoodness! I have three of these dresses! I bought them to repurpose for the dolls, but I hadn't gotten around to figuring out the details yet. Now I don't have to! Thank you so much for this tutorial! I love your blog by the way! You are awesome. :) My blog is: