I was going through my bag of clothing to upcycle/refashion, and I found this purple t-shirt.
I was in the mood for something quick to make yesterday, so during J’s nap, I made this little outfit.
I used a dress of hers to cut out the two pieces to make the dress. I cut it with the bottom of the t-shirt to be the bottom of the dress, so that was less sewing I had to do. I sewed up the insides and did a v stitch over the raw edges of the arm holes and sleeves.
Then with the left overs, I cut five pieces to make the ruffles. I just winged it. The middle one was the longest, followed by two on each side, then even smaller ones beside those. I just basted down the center of each strip, pulled the back thread until it ruffled like I wanted it, and sewed them on side by side.
I made ruffles for her shoes too, using my tutorial here to create how to fit them on. I just sewed the Velcro right onto the material though instead of making a felt base because I didn’t need to.
I then cut two more small strips and ruffled them to make a headband. I made them long enough to cover the part of her head you would see, then sewed them to elastic to make a headband that stays on.
I’m thinking of doing a shirt like this for me. I’m such a fan of jersey material, especially here where it’s been hot lately.