Continuing on with my goal of repurposing old clothing, I tried out a Pinterest tutorial I can no longer find and provide the link to. Nevertheless, it demonstrated how to turn old Tshirts into girls' nightgowns. What with my piles of Tshirts I no longer wear, and Maggie's love of dresses, this seemed like a good idea.
|Go Fighting Phantoms!|
Thread elastic (any width that fits) through the hems at the ends of the sleeves. I uses 8 inches for each sleeve for my four-year-old daughter. Pin or baste the ends together so the fabric gathers up. I found it was helpful to complete this step before stitching up the sides because then the elastic gets caught in the seam. Also you can't weave the elastic all the way around once you've sewn that seam in place--a lesson I learned the hard way.
|with sleep buddy Puppy|
Two of the Tshirts were graphic tees to begin with so I didn't decorate any further. But on the plain one I had a little fun with a stencil, paint, and an iron-on decal.
Next time, I try this, I'm going for something a little more challenging. I like the sleeves on this one, though I'll have to figure out how they're made on my own. This one is also super cute, and how about this sack for an infant? So cute!