I stopped in my tracks when I found this Marvel Comics smocked fabric at Joann. I am so thankful that stores are now carrying superhero products for both girls and boys! I grabbed enough fabric to make a sweet and simple sundress for my daughter to wear on our Disney trip. Whether your daughter likes superheroes or not, you can use this same simple technique to turn pre-smocked fabric into a quick dress or top!
Since the fabric was pre-smocked, all I had to do was measure my daughter’s chest circumference and cut the fabric to size (plus 1” for a 1/2” seam allowance. One easy seam up the side and I had a cute sleeveless dress. If I wanted, I could have left it like that, but I knew she would be much more comfortable if the dress had straps.
I used 1” grograin ribbon to make simple tie straps. I pinned the ribbon in place and hand-stitched it onto the inside of the dress. Use longer ribbon than you think you will need. You can always cut it down if it is too long.
I tied the ribbon in a double knot on both sides to create straps that fit her perfectly. If you use narrower ribbon, you could also tie the ribbon into pretty bows.
The dress fits her just right, and it was an adorable outfit for her to wear on our Disney trip. As she grows out of the dress, I can adjust the ribbon straps as needed. Eventually she can wear the piece as a shirt with shorts or leggings too!
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