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10.3.11

The Skittles Dress




When I look at this dress I immediately think of  and their Skittles motto "Taste The Rainbow".
I don't know why, I just do.
OK, I have sugar on my mind. I just started a diet and I must be having sugar with drawls, LOL!
Any way....
I wanted a fun dress for St. Patrick's Day. But also something that Aiyanna could wear any day. 
I love making her knit dress and she loves wearing them.
Who wouldn't?! They are soooo comfy.  I'm thinking about making a few for myself  :o)

I was looking through my t-shirt stash and realized I had a rainbow of colors.

How could I resist a rainbow dress?  It's so HAPPY!!!
And even better I had everything I needed so it didn't cost me anything. YAY!!! 

Now go raid the closets for some t-shirts. The red one needs to fit. The others can be any size as longer as they are wider than the red shirt.

Got your shirts?
Good. Let's get started!!!

Cut the red shirt 2.5" below the armpits.

From the orange, yellow, green, and blue cut a strip 3.5" wide.

Lay the shirts down in order.  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue.
Now it's time to cut the excess.

Your are going to cut 1/2" past the edge of the red shirt.  This will allow for the seam.

I cut it at an angle so it would be slightly A line.

Here's what it will look like.

Now you are going to sew the strips together as pictured above.
Make sure to line up the seam before you sew.
Iron all of  the seams down.


Next with right sides together sew the side seam.

With right sides together pin the red shirt to the strips.

From the purple shirt cut 2 strips each  4" wide.

Cut open a seam on each strip. Put right sides together and sew the short edges so you have a big circle of fabric.

Gather the fabric and pin it to the dress matching side seams.

Admire your HAPPY dress!







44 comments:

craftedbymama said...

love it, and look how happy she is, I think that's the best reword :)

La Borda Bleu said...

awww she looks cute in her skittles dress..love!
xoxo's nancy
btw-come visit I have a giveaway!

Randi said...

That's a great dress for a little girl - loose, colorful, and perfect for playing in. I love it!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Oh my gosh, that is so pretty! I love it!!

I'd love to have you link up to my For the Kids Friday Link Party! Stop on by!!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com

Eta said...

this is beautiful, I love the rainbow
Ez gyönyörű, imádom a szivárványt!

Robin said...

Love it! Thank for liking up!

Judy Bagwell said...

How cute is that dress! and she is a doll! Your title makes me want to say "taste the rainbow". My kids repeat commercials all the time, so that is what came to mind. hee hee.

Megan @ {VintageHydrangeas} said...

love it, so creative! plus you have one adorable little model!

Stephanie Smith said...

This is really cute. Thanks for the great tutorial. My daught would love this.

Sarah said...

Oh I love it! You did a great job!

I am a new follower from Chic on a Shoestring, I would love if you could stop by www.mooseandtater.com

kirstin & jordan said...

LOVE it! I made one that's similar for Piper Jane (it'll be up on Monday). Great minds think alike! :)

Liz said...

Awesome! I love the ruffle at the bottom!

Megan said...

looks cute and comfy. I'm old enough that I would call it a Rainbow Brite dress.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Humble Homemaker said...

This is adorable! So easy to make but so cute. The colours really pop and make you smile. :) Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower! Have a great day.
Humble Homemaking
p.s. I have a weekend party going on right now so feel free to hook up if you would like to. :)

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

So fun! I love that you named it the Skittle dress, too. So cute!

Meghan said...

Such a cute dress and model! I like how your used t-shirts you already had. Thanks for sharing!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

I've been thinking of making a dress like this for a while to go with the book "A Bad Case of Stripes." Thanks for the tips!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

adorable... the girl and the dress!!! great job!!! thanks for linking up!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

SO adorable and cute!!

~ Sarah

Sylvie Créative said...

Wonderful!

Jaime said...

That is so fun!!

Here from under the table!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Thanks for sharing at the For the Kids Friday Link Party at Sun Scholars! I look forward to having you back this Friday!

M said...

I'm visiting from Until Wednesday Calls. Great dress! It is so happy:)
~Michelle
www.falafelandthebee.com

Its Sew For You said...

Adorable! My daughter just asked for a rainbow dress yesterday!

I'd love if you'd link up at my party:
http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-sew-fun-tuesday-4.html

Kelli said...

very cute! My daughter would love this. Maybe I should look through my t-shirt stash!

Rachel said...

Creations like yours makes me wish I #1 had one little girl and #2 that I could sew! You did an outstanding job!!!

Visiting from Take-A-Look Tuesday! Stop by and visit me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

I had to come back and see if you used knit or t-shirts--couldn't remember! Then, I realized I had never even commented and felt terrible! This is amazing! I have seen it all over the blogosphere! ;)

Rachel said...

That is adorable and so cheerful!

Jaime said...

I featured you on my Toast of Tuesday! Come grab a button!

http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/03/toast-of-tuesday_15.html

Jenna said...

I am going to have to make this!!! So cute!!! You could do so many different color combinations!!!

Visiting from Sew Much Ado Link Party from copycatcorner.blogspot.com

Pink Stitches said...

So cute! Makes me wish I had a girl!! Oh I'll just have to make one for myself :-P

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Come on ova' and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara



*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

Amanda said...

Feature Alert! Feature Alert!

That's right! You were featured today over at Today's Top 20!

Hope to chat soon!

Amanda
www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

Twins Squared said...

What a cute dress! My girls would love this. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial!

Amanda said...

This is adorable! It's definitely going into my project list of things to make.

Cherish said...

Visiting from polka dots on parade. This is adorable1

Humble Homemaker said...

Hi! I Just wanted to let you know that I loved this project so much when you hooked it up to the Weekend Review Party at Humble Homemaking last week, that I chose to feature it this week! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. Head over to the link below to check it out and collect your featured button for your blog. Feel free to hook up again if you want! :) Have a great day.
Humble Homemaking Weekend Review Party

andiejaye said...

found this through lambaround's linky party. it's sooo cute! she looks like she loves it too! wish i could make one in my size :)

Binge Crafter said...

This is adorable! I wish I'd seen this before my daughter's rainbow b-day party! :) Great tutorial.
Visiting from Lamb Around's linky party.
Angela
bingecrafter.blogspot.com

Linens and Purple said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I used it to make a dress for my little one's pre-school graduation ceremony last week - she received SO many compliments, and she was so proud to say "my mommy made it!" :) ~Jessica

lnowak said...

so creative!!!!! I hope you get best in show at lamb around!!!

come by a visit at My little blogspot

http://lnowak.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration ~ wanted to let you know that I created my own rainbow dress based on your tutorial, and linked to your post in my blog post here:

http://cottoncandystitches.blogspot.com/2011/06/neon-rainbow-dress-diy.html

Have a blessed day!

creadientje said...

How cute!
Last week I made a quite similar dress, based on another tutorial.

http://creadientje.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/colour-my-day/

I love your dress too!!

blissfulsewing said...

What a pretty dress, who wouldn’t love it!
www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com