Monday, 22 February 2010

Miss C T-Shirt Dress

I've been wanting to make a t-shirt dress for ages and sorting out the washing yesterday I spied a t-shirt of Miss C's that was a bit short and thought 'Ah-ha!' I dug out some fabric and Disney's(Ruffles And Stuff) posting and set about transformation.

Well it took me waaaay more than the 15 mins it took Disney but I have a number of lame excuses reasons for that:
a) I don't have a fraction of the skills that Disney has
b) I was using woven fabric rather than knit
c) I finished my side seam with french seams (never done that before but surprisingly easy and a much better finish, no more fraying seams for me!)
e) I don't have a fraction of the skills that Disney has
f) There are only 2 seams to sew and I had to rip them both out and redo!
g) Gathering is a bit harder than I thought, getting the gathers to distribute nicely and sew in a straight line is challenging!
h) Did I mention Disney is soo much better than I am?!

I think it looks quite good, it was just an white old t-shirt which happens to have a little embroidered flower which sort of matches the flower on the fabric, I was thinking of adding a ruffle or flower to finish the top but Miss C wanted to keep the flower.

She loves it btw, I can see me making more of these although I might not have twice the width of fabric to gather in, maybe 1:1.5 or 1:1.75 ratio.

(Miss M wanting to get in on the action!)

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