In advance of the March for Science the author and illustrator put out a series of posters for kids to carry when they marched. My kids wanted to carry the signs and Mabel really wanted to dress up like Rosie Revere.
Given that I’m not particularly crafty (i.e. no sewing), I set about finding an easy way to make her a dress.
I think it turned out quite well!
I looked around online and found this inexpensive white t-shirt dress from Amazon.
Then I ran to the local craft store and picked up a wide black ribbon and narrow red ribbon for the bottom hem, and narrow black ribbon for the collar and sleeve. I also picked up no-sew hemming tape like this to attach it all.
Other stuff you need- scissors, baby wipes (to clean the sticky stuff from the hemming tape that gums up the scissors).
I lined the red ribbon with the hemming tape, it was a hassle because the hemming tape was wider than the ribbon, so I had to trim it and it kept gumming up the scissors. So, I’d periodically have to clean the scissors.
Once I’d lined three pieces of ribbon with the hemming tape, I placed them on the wide black ribbon. The end result looked the hem of Rosie’s dress.
Once that was assembled, I attached it to the dress. And, because I’m lazy, I only did the front of the dress, I didn’t go all the way around the back.
I then lined the narrow black ribbon with hemming tape and affixed it to the collar and the sleeves. This time I went all the way around.
A scrap of red fabric with white polkadots completed the look!
So if anyone needs an easy, no-sew, Rosie Revere Engineer costume, hope this helps!