I came up with this great idea (awhile ago) to use the strapless Jr's top as a dress for Widget...I mean, I've done it before. But instead of just adding ribbon straps, I thought I'd make something that she can wear on it's own (not layer...because let's face it, who wants to layer knits while living in Puerto Rico???).
Here's what I did to make a Upcycled Junior's Shirt into a Little Girls Dress:
What you'll need:
1 T-shirt or tank-top to fit your child
1 strapless Jr's top or skirt (shirring detailing prefered to make it easier to get the final dress on and off)
Sewing Machine & Thread (matching thread is also nice)
Scissors and Pinking Shears (optional)
Time...but not a lot of time, I promise
Things to think about:
This project works best if the t-shirt fits your child.
The t-shirt and strapless shirt/skirt should be really close to the same width (this makes the process a whole lot easier)-but you could always use a larger strapless shirt/skirt and cut it down to fit your child as well.
The length of the final dress is directly related to the length of the strapless shirt/skirt and where you want it to sit on your child.
I needed to slit the shirt to go around the sleeves so that the front of the purple shirt covered my daughter's chest. Older girls may not need to have the front of the 'new skirt' to be quite so high on their t-shirts, adjust placement accordingly.
And, do you see those awesome shoes of Widget's? I painted them with glitter! That tutorial will be posted tomorrow :)
Now isn't it fun to upcycling clothing? Happy Sewing!