Hogwort School Summer Dress

By: kmom14

Apr 24 2014

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Category: Crafts, Dress A Girl Around The World, Sewing

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Aperture:f/3.2
Focal Length:4.6mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/10 sec
Camera:COOLPIX S3100


This was made by upcycling one of my son’s old t-shirts into a dress by  using a free pattern and instructions by Dana at “Made”  (she has sizes  6-12 months and for 3-4 years and has a link on how to up size if needed).    The above is for size 3-4.

I have used this pattern several times and it simple to make and it is easy to adapt to upcycling t-shirt.

I used the selvage edge of a little under a yard and half of fabric for the the tie at the top and a strip about 3 inches wide and 45 inches long and ruffled at the bottom.  I also used red double-fold bias tape to bind the arm holes.

It didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped as I had lots of problems with my sewing machine.    I would have also adjust the gathering but the fabric in the t-shirt would have not have survived anymore seam ripping that I had already had to do when the machine messed up.

I also either messed up when laying it out or the print was off center on the shirt as the picture is a little too far to the left.   There was also a hole that had been at shirt at the bottom that I ended up cutting off , which is why I the lettering looks scrunched at the bottom and I added a ruffle.

The label on the upper left and side is a “Dress A Girl Around The World” as I made this dress for donation to the cause where you can sew a dress send it in and it will be sent to a girl in need somewhere in the world.

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One comment on “Hogwort School Summer Dress”

  1. I liked the dress. Great job for a great cause.


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