Friday, April 22, 2011

a t-shirt dress

For awhile I've wanted to try making Lexi a dress from old t-shirts.  There are a bazillion patterns online, I just don't generally have the time.  Last Saturday, however, Kelly left me alone for some kid-free time, so I decided to play with it a bit!!

Here are the two t-shirts I was working with:
I used this little dress from her closet as a pattern of sorts:
I'm using the purple for the top half of the dress and the pink for the ruffle.

So I basically cut out the pieces, re-seamed the sides, gathered the ruffle, and sewed it together.

Clearly, however, that neck needs work... This is how the neck compares to one of her shirts.

So I put an elastic in the existing neckband

And shrank it up a bit.

I'm still fixing up up the armholes and trimming....  I'll take a picture of the finished project soon!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! What a great idea and such a cool project! Makes me wish I was more crafty and patient. :)