I was rummaging through some old clothes of mine and found this skirt that I bought and just never wore. Not even once! Then I remembered that I use to dream about being a fashion designer and started thinking about what I could transformed this to. So I recalled my sewing skills and transformed an old skirt into a cute baby dress for my daughter.
The dress is an empire waist, front-pleated dress with a square neck.
Measure baby's chest size/shoulder width/how long you want the dress to be. For me, I measured 22"/9"/14" accordingly. I also wanted a 6" long bodice from shoulder to empire waist line.
Take an old skirt and cut from the waist down the length of the dress you want minus the bodice length. So for my measurements, I measured 8" down.
If your waist is 22", then don't worry about this step. However, if the skirt is greater than your baby's chest size, start pin-tucking pleats to get the desired fit.
Cut your bodice piece out of the material you cut from the bottom of the skirt. You can use any pattern you like, I just decided to use a square neck and sleeveless design.
Sew bodice onto pleated skirt section.
Add embellishments. For my dress, I added lace trim to the shoulders and finished the bottom with lace trim. Luckily, my old skirt had a ribbon accent on it, so I kept it for my baby's dress. Voila!
Have fun and be creative!