My girls were invited to a “tea party” birthday party and I wanted them to have something new to wear. I rummaged through my stash and found 6 dinner napkins. I got them on Black Friday at a thrift store near my mom’s house. $1 for 6 dark purple satin-y napkins.
I’m not really into that sort of thing at the dinner table, but I knew it would be a good addition to “THE STASH” in my basement. All the edges were finished off, so there was no hemming needed at all!
I found some white t-shirts and added the napkins in two different ways.
I let the girls pick out flowers for the top, and they went to town digging through my flower stash. I glued the flowers down with fabric glue and have been surprised at how well they wash in the laundry. I intended them to be a one time use outfit, but the girls love them and have been worn over and over.
I like this style of dress the best; two napkins were joined together, then folded in half, gathered and sewn on the top of the shirt. Almost like a “balloon” skirt.
Kaylee’s napkins were left at full length, gathered and sewn underneath the shirt.
One of the party games was to design a fancy hat. My girls LOVED that!
And I loved making something unique for them to wear using stuff I already had in the house.