Tea Collection Dress Hack
Tea for two and two
for from tea. So goes the original words to this Doris Day classic song. And here we have two garments from one great Tea Brand dress. I've brought it into the craft world with a great Tea Collection Dress Hack in which one fun Tea Collection dress becomes a cute and comfy Tea Collection skirt. The only requirement for this Tea Collection Dress Hack is that the dress needs to have some elastic in the high (empire) or natural waistline.
It's not entirely necessary as you can easily add a bit of 1" wide elastic, but it makes it super fast and easy if it's built in. When I thought this up, it did give me pause to cut into a perfectly wearable Tea Collection dress that could easily go to a friend or the donation station, but this was a family favorite and I wanted to extend the garment's life with us. I should also mention that the cotton on these dresses is amazing - this dress is almost three years old and not a pill or worn area on it. Amazing!
Here's what you need for your Tea Collection Dress Hack:
- Tea Collection dress with elastic empire waist (I should say that this Hack works with ANY elastic waist dress!)
- Approximately 1 yard of coordinating ribbon in approx 1 or 2" wide grosgrain. You want a ribbon that will stay closed with or without double knotting.
- Scissors or rotary blade
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread