Easy Peasy Bandana Dress

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

I LOVE the fourth. It is by far one of my most favorite of holidays. My family and I have settled into our “Tradition” making the fourth fun and it all starts with my girl’s OUTFITS!  My husband and I always wear t-shirts and I coordinate with red, white and blue. But my girls, it is so fun to see what Americana outfit I can come up with. One of my favorites when they were littles? Bandana dresses!! I wish I had better pics, but these are the ones I could find easily…

PicMonkey Collage

Seriously. This is one of the EASIEST things to make and your little will look simply ADORBS! As you can see above I have done as dresses and shirts if your girl is a bit tall. Enjoy!

Items you will need:

  • Two bandanas– I did red and blue for my girls and the put white little shorts on underneath
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ribbon
  • Pins (to keep sew line straight)

O.K. Ready? Let’s DO this!

  1. You are going to want to put both bandanas on top of the other. You want to make sure the right sides are together for the sewing
  2. Take your ribbon and measure the width for the straps of the dress. Then add 6 inches to that measurement (you need room for the arms!). So, my ribbon was a bit think at 1 inch, so I added 6 inches and that gave me 7. Measure 7 inches from the top of the bandana and put a pin there. That is where you will need to stop sewing. Do the same for the other side of the bandanas.
  3. To keep your sewing line straight, put in pins starting at the point you marked and go down to the bottom of the bandanas



  1. Karen D says:

    Cute, and sounds so easy! Great idea, thanks