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April 4, 2012

The Easy T-Shirt Transformation.

Good Morning, Everyone!

I wanted to share with you all a project I sewed up last year.

The Easy T-Shirt Transformation.




A couple days before I sewed this little dress I was going through my clothes getting a big pile out to give to D.I.-- then I began to look at my clothes differently.  As I gathered them up, suddenly they transformed (in my mind) from clothes to give away into--- Clothes I could resew into dresses for baby.  I got really excited at that possibility.

Here's what I did.



 The trickiest part of this little project was getting the neck (that was designed to fit an adult woman) to fit baby.  I cut up the back, sewed the collar together and folded the dress up in a pleat to compensate for the extra material. The below picture kind of shows that. 

My last move was to hem the bottom.  Then I was done.




Then take baby and brothers out on the town (after letting brother try the bow on).

6 comments:

Amy said...

very nice! I love D.I.! but I don't live near one anymore:(.. your daughter looks so happy to wear your cast off:)

Julie E said...

How cute! What a great upcycle. I swear I would save so many more of Mike's shirts if we had a girl...oh well. :) Thanks for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits.

Amanda Kristeen said...

I've been meaning to do this for along time, now maybe I will! Very cute. :)

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

So cute! I never could have pulled this off. I love the headband that matches as well. Your children are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I'm a new follower. Stop back over any time to link up.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

What a fabulous way to repurpose old t-shirts! So cute. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Lisa said...

Great idea! I wonder if I could do a romper for my son from an old shirt too...