Thursday, April 19, 2012

Maxi Dress for my niece

My niece just turned 10
and she is just so precious!
Get this- 
She asked this year if she could celebrate her birthday at our family's Easter lunch  so that my grandfather (her great grandfather) could come!
Seriously. I just love her!

Except- lately she LOVES to remind me that I am 
17 years older than her!
 (add a 10 year old dramatic voice)
Thank you sweetheart- if I did not already feel ancient, I do now!

Speaking of ancient
I am totally not into this peace sign, neon color fad.
I know. Sad day.
But for my precious niece I will do almost anything.
Even sew hideous fabric.
(It is not really hideous- I am being dramatic)

To make this Maxi I totally cheated.
I bought 11/2 yards of fabric
and a tank from target.
I cut the tank where I wanted the waist to hit
and the rest I photographed for your enjoyment.
(Sorry about the picture quality. I cannot find the time to sew or photograph during the day. My rascals are very rascally lately)

* That should say skirt top. Sorry! (Blush)

It was SO easy.
My niece LOVED it and
It took about an hour
and you know how slow I am ;)

x x x x

I'm linking to these great parties!


  1. Brilliant!! My daughter has been asking for a maxi dress (she is 5, going on 17.) I never thought of doing it tee-shirt dress-style! Pinning this!

    1. I am so glad you like it! It was a breeze to make. I hope your daughter enjoys her's.

  2. I am going to attempt to make one for myself. I can't fit into most maxi dresses because the top part is too small and I am um...bigger on top. A tank would be perfect!


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