And Week 2 of "One Month to Win It" is over! This week the theme was "Wear Green". Whether that is interpreted as the color green, or as being eco-friendly, I accomplished both! I refashioned a former favorite shirt of mine into a dress for my little girl! The shirt was a little short , so perfect opportunity to turn it into something adorable for my dolly!
Quick basic T-shirt Dress Tutorial:
1" width of scrap fabric long enough to circle the waist
1/4-1/2" elastic (I used 1/4")
First, I used a favorite shirt of my daughters to measure what size I needed to cut the larger shirt down to.
Next, Sew the arm holes back together.
After this, pin the sleeves back on to the shirt, matching right sides together. The sleeve is tucked in the shirt, so it is not visible in the picture below.
After this, pin up the side of the dress. I started sewing at the bottom ending at the sleeves.
Now the dress is sewn back together!
I didnt' take good pictures of the rest, so I'll just explain it. Choose where you feel the waist will be. It should be just a few inches below the natural waist so that the top will blouse a little. On the inside, cut a 1" scrap of fabric and sew it a 1/4" from each edge around the middle of the dress.
At first I just threaded the ribbon through and tied on the sides - simple! But my daughter pulled the ribbon out the first time wearing it so I had to change it :)
A better method is to thread elastic through, Mine was 1" longer than the circumference of the waist. After you thread it through, sew the elastic edges together. Next, tie two bows, and sew them to the outside edges of the dress. Tack them well so that your little one won't be able to untie them!
Tutorial on the bow to come next week :)