Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Towel Dress

My kids have been taking swimming lessons which always means extra laundry. The girls want a dress to wear over their swim suits and then they drag a towel along as well. So, I decided to combine the two together and this is what I came up with:

I was at the thrift store and found some bathroom hand towels that I thought would work perfect for this project. I sewed the to hand towels together at the sides, added some elastic at the top, and used a washcloth for the straps on Kaia's dress (short girl) and used some extra pieces of the red towel to make shoulder straps for Josie's dress (tall girl).

Now, they wear these over their swimsuits to and from the pool, and as soon as we get home I hang up the towels to dry so they'll be ready for the next week. I do wash them periodically :). The girls love them!!


Tammy said...

That is a great idea! To bad I have boys! If you come up with a great idea for boys, let me know!

Wendy Jean said...

Too cute!

Tonia said...

Such a great idea! I am going to make some for my kids. My little girl's name is Kaia too! I haven't seen the same spelling until now!
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