Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Easy to Sew Dress (#SteamTeam, #NetflixKids)

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Ok- Lovely Readers - I am going to show you THE EASIEST dress to sew in the entire world.  No lie!  It is so easy!  Because mom's wanna have fun and not spend all day sewing!  We are girls too right?!

Here is how to make it. 
1. You will need a t-shirt and this already gathered fabric (I found mine at Joann's).  This fabric is the key to the easiness to this dress! Measure your daughter's waist before you go to the fabric store- this stuff is prices per inch - so you just want to get what you need.  It is not super expensive (especially when you use a coupon!) but it is just easier not to have a lot of waist! 
2. Fold in half and sew down to side to make a skirt. (You could just be done here if you just want a skirt... but with 2 more steps you can have a cute dress!)
3. Place your t-shirt in your skirt (with the seam in the back) and pin in place.  I pinned on the sides to keep it in place. 
4. Sew on the top of the dress.  While you are sewing stretch out the skirt so that the elastic is taunt- this will help the t-shirt gather in the right places.  Sew all the way around the skirt.  I used a small zig-zag stitch but you can also use a straight stitch.

Now put it on your daughter and play some Girls Just Wanna Have Fun music! 

Doesn't the Hello Kitty pattern flash you back to the 80's?  Netflix's stream Team theme this month is Totally Tubular - a throwback to the 80's!   My kids are loving watching all my favorite cartoons.  Every night before the kids go to bed they want to hear a story about when I was a little girl.  So, they got so excited when they found out they could watch the same shows I did when I was little. 

Here are some of our favorites: 

Here are some other fun ways to flashback to the 80's: 

Make your own Jello Pudding Pops

Do you remember watching Jem and the Holograms and sining with them?  Or were you a Smurfs Fan?  What were your favorite 80's shows? 

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