I had a yellow shirt that I just loved, but it fit awkwardly and big. I just couldn't fill it out right. I wanted to do something with it besides taking it in. I happened upon this tutorial at Make it-Love it of how to turn a shirt into a dress. And what a cute little girls dress it was.
But of course I am not a little girl. So I had to figure out how to "woman -ify" this cute pleated dress. I continued to search and happened upon Grosgrain and found Kathleen's pleated dress for a woman.
You can purchase this dress at Shabby Apple
So now I had two inspirations from two amazing women who sew beautiful creations. I can do this! It took me 2 months, but I accomplished it. It's a little big in the waist. I shrunk a couple inches in the waist from when I started this dress up to it's completion. I haven't decided if I am just going to alter the dress smaller or try to put the inches back on.
I am pretty proud of myself. This is the first dress I had ever done with out a pattern and it surely was not easy. I now know how to do it again, and better than the first.
Credit goes to Ashley at Make it - Love it and Kathleen at Grosgrain