Wednesday, July 21, 2010

T-shirt Reconstruction: T-Shirt into Little Girl's Dress

I couldn't make myself a cute t-shirt for the Royal's game without making my daughter something too!  I found this old t-shirt and figured I could do something to it.  I used a shirt of my daughters and cut out that shape, removing the sleeves and collar.  I made it a little bit longer since I wanted hers to be a dress.  I sewed up the sides and the top of the shoulders.

I used the strip I cut off from the bottom of the original t-shirt to make a ruffle.  I then cut it to the length I wanted after trying it on my daughter.  I used the original sleeves to make little sleeves.  I cut out the shape you see to the right.  I made it longer than I needed so that I could ruffle it.

I sewed the short ends together to form the sleeve and used a "gathering" thread to ruffle it up to the same size as the armhole in the dress.  I then sewed them in!

Here's my baby in her new dress!  She was excited to go to the game and show it off.  I wore my reconstructed t-shirt as well and we really enjoyed the fireworks together!