Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Tee Shirt Refashioned into a Baby Shirt Tutorial
So 2 year old Ace has a cute jumper that will work perfectly for Independence Day this year, but 1 year old Bubbles didn't have anything even remotely patriotic looking. It just didn't seem right to me to take them to the parade on Thursday with one all dressed up but the other not. I rolled several ideas around until I realized that I didn't have to make a completely new outfit as we have plenty of blue skirts and pants that fit Bubbles, just nothing red. I've been purging my closet lately of clothes that don't fit me anymore and had a red tee shirt that I couldn't just throw away. There was too much usable space on it! Any other seamstresses do that?
So the first thing I did was to decide on the style I wanted to go for. At first I was going to use one of the spaghetti strap onesies as my base, and flair it out a bit until I remembered that I already had the perfect shirt for the job! This shirt has these cute straps that button in the front, but I figured that the neckband of the tee would be stretchy enough to work as a one piece neckband.
After that decision was made, it was time to get to work. First off, I laid the baby shirt over the tee and cut around it as my pattern remembering to leave room for selvages.