I’m feverishly trying to make a few last-minute outfits for our fun at the beach next week. I’ve made Penelope a few sheath dresses from my old shirts, but I’ve never shared them here. They’re ridiculously easy. In fact, I’ve sewn this so many times, I can do one of these in just under 15 minutes. Not bad for a new outfit, no?
She looks so cute in her little dress. It’s the perfect length for running around with a swimsuit underneath. Otherwise, she really should be wearing leggings underneath. She’s always showing her (albeit ridiculously cute and neon) underwear.
Find out how to whip one up for your toddler after the jump.
MINI TEE-DRESS REFASHION
For this project you will need:
- 1 t-shirt at desired length (I used a women’s size small)
- 1 t-shirt that fits your child
- sewing machine
- seam ripper
Lay the child’s tee atop the large tee, mark the new side seams about 1/2 inch away from the small tee. Straight stitch along that line. Reinforce your stitches at each end. Trim of excess fabric
turn right side out and lightly press out all seams. Cut sleeves to desired length and finish. You could do a traditional hem with double needles or leave the edges raw as jersey doesn’t fray.
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