Making Stuff: Miss Rodeo America Dress

by This is Carrie on July 26, 2010

When I first spotted the eyelet trimmed, red gingham skirt at my favorite vintage thrift store, I loved it.  When I saw this label inside, I loved it even more. So did Princess.

Rather than altering the “too big” waist down to fit her, we realized pairing it with a favorite old embroidered shirt (which had been sadly stained with chocolate milk) made it into a perfect south of the border, cowgirl dress.

Just one seam right around the middle and a little red grosgrain ribbon for a belt.

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alison July 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Adorable. This brings to mind a question: what do you do with your refashioned and made clothes when the kids are too big for them?

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Rhonda July 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Very cute… I don’t know how you guys always find such cute things at thrift stores! I always seem to find worn, non-interesting clothes…

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Sara July 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Ah yes, the skirt. I was with you when you found it! That was a mega fun day of thrifting :)

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Sarah July 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Sooooo cute. I adore this dress. Well done.

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K odell July 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I love it! Even now that I am old, my favorite dresses are and have been ones my mom made for me. gingham was always a favorite.

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nike July 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm

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