April 19, 2010

how to tuesday::easy t-shirt dresses

As a mom… better yet a mom who sews, I always have the urge to make my kiddos some clothes. Time is an issue. I don’t want to slave over something just to have them grow out of it next week. When I do sew them something, one of my biggest incentives is that my youngest will eventually wear it.

Well, I found a solution that works for me! A solution that will give them something made with love in a jiffy! Such a cute result from such an easy technique.

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This one is made from a 2t shirt and has layered tiers. I kept the entire length of the shirt to act as the main body of the dress. I make my tiers about 10-20″ longer than the previous one, depending on how gathered I want it.

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This one has got to be my favorite! Instead of keeping the length of the shirt, I wanted to try an empire waist. I cut the shirt about 3″ from the armpits. The tiers are about 10″ longer than the previous one. I wanted a subtle progression. It came out just as I had imagined it.

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This one is a playful little baby doll dress. I cut this tank top right below the arm pit. I used giant rick rack to create a little bit of a scalloped edge. This is Gracie’s favorite. It is pink.

Go check out my ruffly tiered skirts using this technique.

6 comments:

Serenity said...

I love these! Too bad I don't have a girl to make them for. I am always so discouraged because I have two little boys and can never find cute ideas like this for them. Oh, well.

VERA said...

precious dresses for precious girls!

reveldesignsdiary said...

Thanks, ladies. It is much easier to sew for girls. Although, these girls are ALWAYS asking for things.

reveldesignsdiary said...

Thanks, ladies. It is much easier to sew for girls. Although, these girls are ALWAYS asking for things.

reveldesignsdiary said...

Thanks, ladies. It is much easier to sew for girls. Although, these girls are ALWAYS asking for things.

Robot Pop said...

I need to try making some of these for my girls. What a great way to "save" a cute shirt for my youngest that my oldest stained with something.