Here’s a super quick fix for that never-worn-but-sadly-outgrown munchkin gear:
How to upsize and refashion a dress with side panels:
Grab that brand new but never worn discovered at the back of the closet dress, shirt, jumper or pair of pants + a cute length of fabric
chop open the sides of your garment
cut your fabric into 2 equal pieces & hem up the raw ends, these will be your side inserts – the size depends entirely on how much the garment needs to be widened to fit your kidlet
pin an insert to one of the chopped sides of the garment (right-sides-facing)
pin to the other side
then repeat on the other side and chop & hem the bottom of the inserts to match the original garment hem & you’re done!
I wasn’t wild about the tacky applique so I removed as much of it as I could & then created an adorable patchy owl pocket to hide the impossible-to-remove-bits…
Perfect for carrying “bubbies”…
…that’s my girl!
*this technique also works wonderfully on grown-up gear!