I snagged a really pretty sundress/coverup from TJ Maxx the other day for $15, but it hasn't been warm enough to wear anything sleeveless yet. This would have normally meant that I would have put it in my closet until it warmed up some more, but I've found a new fearlessness with making what I need on my sewing machine. Kaysi over at Keeping it Simple is constantly showing off the really neat ways she modifies off the rack t-shirts & turtlenecks to create fantastic looking skirts & tops, and I was inspired to make my own something. I created this Ruffled Edge Shrug to go over my new dress.
I cut 3 - inch wide strips of fabric from the bottom half of the shirt, and sewed the strips together to make one large strip of fabric.
I decided not to add ruffles to the sleeves, because I thought it was already girly enough. But for a little girl, the more ruffles, the better.
Thanks for popping in and sewing with me. I'm linking this up to Between Naps On the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday, and the Graphic's Fairy's Brag Monday.