C. D. Scallan
C. D. Scallan
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  • Saint Amant, LA

Cutesy Tootsie

3 Materials
3 Hours

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a kitchen gadget , it is cute as button and useful . When I first spotted one at my mother's house , I thought , "I have to have to have one ! That's adorable ! " So I set out to make one . I know how to sew a simple straight stitch so I thought , this will be a great way to spend a few minutes of my day . I'm an idiot ,
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This is what I started with: a baby dress I paid $2 for at a thrift store and a cute kitchen towel I got from the Dollar General for a dollar that says "Love beyond words . "
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I began by separating the bodice from the skirt.
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Next, I cut the green trim from the bottom of the skirt and then cut that into four equal pieces . I also cut the towel in half.
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I sewed a half of the towel to the front of the bodice and also to the back as shown .
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Remember the bottom of the skirting? I turned those into side ties. They are stitched on as well .
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And here's the final product . My cutesy tootsie kitchen towel/dress (I don't even know what to call it except adorable and practical because it won't slip off the towel rack onto the floor.) If I owned a machine , I would probably have one for every holiday and occasion! Are you going to make one ?
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  • Jennifer
    on Nov 19, 2017

    That is cute!
  • Wendy
    on Nov 20, 2017

    Ha! What a cute idea!
    • C. D. Scallan
      on Nov 20, 2017

      Thank you ! I wish I could take credit for it . The original was inspired by one that made by a friend of my mother's who was trying to recycle all cute dresses her great great granddaughters had outgrown.

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