This is one of those project ideas, like my dishtowel dress, that could easily go either way. Into the absolute-genius-category or the what-in-the-f-were-you-thinking-category.
You can be the judge for yourself, but I am pretty pleased with how it came out.
I bought some napkins at World Market, for $2 each. I used one napkin for the front of the dress and one for the back.
Penelope wears size 4t dresses right now, she is a bit on the tall side and I like her dresses a bit on the long side, so she can get more wear out of them.
I also used an Old Navy tank top that she already had in her wardrobe, they run about $6, so even with the tank top, this dress is way cheaper than something at the Gap.
Sweet Pea, is turning into being quite the hilarious one. Her personality continues to explode and grow each day.
The napkin had this beautiful white pipping on the edges that I wanted to accentuate. So instead of sewing the fabric like the 10 minute onesie dress, I folded it, hand pleated it, pinned it in place and sewed one line to attach it to her shirt.
Then I sewed along the sides, very close to the pipping. I was worried this would look dumb, or that the dress would not move properly when she waked but it came out just fine.
So what do you think, crazy or genius?