Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How to save a moldy dress

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 8:21 AM

What do you do with moldy clothes? I was folding clothes and  bummed to see
 mold around the collar of two little dresses we got from Grammy. YUCK!
The dresses are adorable so I attempted to transform them into skirts.
Here's what I had to start with. I guess I could have dunked it in chemicals to get rid of the stain, but I didn't feeling like turning it into a chemistry experient.

First step was cutting the dress.

Next I turned it inside out and folded over a hem. Make sure you have enough room to fit either your elastic or ribbon through. I chose elastic for the waistband for two reasons. #1 She's a toddler and dressing little Miss Independent can be challenging. #2 I didn't have any ribbon to match *grin*

My mom would have told me to iron, then pin. Personally, I try to avoid pinning if I can. Sometimes you need to pin your fabric together.  This I thought I could avoid with a good ironing. And the result? Success. No pinning necessary *grin*

And here is Lulu's new skirt.
*drum roll*


Cute AND you save an outfit! Happy sewing!


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