Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ice Cream & Polka Dots

I know I have mentioned before how much Bug loves polka dots... the obsession continues! We were out thrifting a while ago and she found this Ice Cream tank top (size 8... WAY too big) and insisted she buy it, so she did- pulled her $2 out of her wallet and paid herself at the register!
 Since her Red Riding Hood dress was such a hit, I upcycled this in the same style. Using Dana's math to help with the circle skirt, it came together quickly. I serged the bottom and did a quick hem just folding under once. For the top of the 'skirt' part, I also serged it and then just did a topstitch along the existing hem from the tank. 
Easy! I also took in the sides starting at under the armpits half way down the tank to help with the fit across the chest.
In action:


  1. Oh my goodness! It is a-DOR-able!!!!! I want one too! I am so in love with this, and it's just made that much better because Bug picked it out knowing that you would be able to fix it up for her! She is one smart (and lucky) little girl!

  2. Cute! I love that she bought it.

    I saw this on Train to Crazy.