Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Little Red Riding Hood Dress


My girl needed some warmer school clothes.
The little red skivvy she wore yesterday is almost a 3/4 sleeve now.
I decided to make a jumper dress for her.

I took an ugly red boys jumper...

...and turned it into something a little bit special.
It reminds me of something Little Red Riding Hood would wear.

I actually added 4 inches extra to the length to create more of a dress than a jumper.

I also joined it much higher up at the front. This is the 3rd jumper I have made with this pattern and I found that when making it the way the pattern suggests the jumper keeps slipping off at the shoulder.

The only request my daughter made in regards to the fabric choice was she wanted lovehearts.
I couldn't find any red and black fabric (school uniform colours) that had lovehearts,
except this fabric. It is sooo cute, perfect for a sewer.
There is little stick men with button heads, holding needles with thread.

I am really pleased with the result of this dress, and so is my girl.
She put it on this morning, even though she doesn't have school today.
At least I know she will be happy wearing it.

Linking up here.


  1. A beautiful 'new' dress, Sherry!!! Love the black binding with the cute, little flower buttons...

  2. This is awesome,you have great talent!I would love to try something like this.

  3. Fabulous! The colours are great together...and that hood! I love hooded garments at the moment. Probably because I wish I was young enough to get away with a hood in this freezing weather!

  4. This is amazing! How you could take something so ugly and plain and envision that transformation is beyond me. Your daughter is so lucky! Great job! I'm sure she's the cutest little girl in her school!

  5. This is a great up-cycle! It turned out adorable - thanks for the tips on the slipping shoulder, I'll keep that in mind if I make one!

  6. You're so talented! Wonderful Up Cycle project.

  7. Wow! What a great Up-Cycle! Thanks for sharing with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

  8. Wow, it turned out great!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.



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