When I found girls’ T-shirts on an amazing sale (like the one I used for this dress), I also bought a coral and a gray/white striped version to combine into another dress. The gather in the bodice is simply a skinny piece of elastic threaded between the seam attaching the top and bottom and the topstitching that keeps the seam edges facing down. I love these colors together, and I found some pretty orange buttons in my stash to use on the fabric flower a-la-mode. (Click photo for a larger view.) Plus, since I used the top of one T and the bottom of the other, I have more lovely remnants to use for a future project. I can’t wait to give this to a special little girl! ♥
that is too cute!!
Thank you, Jennie! 🙂
Agreed. It’s so cute. You are truly talented at crafting the unexpected out of different items. Love it.
What a nice compliment, Iris! That made my day! 🙂
Adorable and looks very flattering, too!
Thank you! It’s fun to have some little girls in the family to sew for! 🙂
This is so cute! I love the colors – you did a great job.
Thank you! I think I’d love to have a dress with these colors, too! 🙂
This looks so comfortable.
I hope it is! They’ve had a REALLY hot summer this year! 🙂
Thanks, Beth! 🙂
So pretty – make them in grown up sizes too… I know someone who’d like one 😉
Thank you! 🙂 Here are a couple I made for some grown-up girls in the family . . . and with a bit of tweaking they’d be perfect for non-maternity wear, too! 🙂 https://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/dresses/
Good to know 😉
What a great idea!!!!
Thank you! I get to give it away VERY soon! 🙂
How pretty. You have inspired me to try and make something like that for my granddaughters
Yay! It’s super easy! And T-shirts come in such pretty colors to mix and match! Have fun!!! 🙂
OMG! This is too cute! I’m so going to have to make one for my little drama queen…
Yet another great idea. Although as I have an abundance of t shirts in the wardrobes of all members of the family, (T-shirts are almost considered a uniform in Australia), I would probably combine one or two of these to start with… Thanks for sharing!
That’s a great idea!!! And I see tutorials EVERYWHERE for using T-shirt fabrics–dresses, skirts, nightgowns, tote bags, jewelry, hairbands . . . you’ll have so much fun with those! And don’t forget to save the sentimental favorites to make a T-shirt quilt . . . they’re super-easy and will be well-loved. 🙂
A t-shirt quilt. I never thought about that one until now. Do you still have a link?
Here’s the one I made, but I don’t have a tutorial: https://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/t-shirt-quilt/ . . . However, you can find directions easily on Pinterest or a Google search. My son STILL loves his, and his little girls love to wrap up in it now! I hope you’ll get to try one! 🙂 P.S. This is the only type of quilt I’ve ever made! I need to learn how to sew a “real” one, don’t I??? 🙂
With the amazing array of crafts that you accomplish each day, it will only be a matter of time before you get to sew what you say is a ” real ” one. Thanks so much for the link.
Tshirts never looked so good!
Aww . . . thank you! I got to give it to a sweet little girl last weekend! She ran upstairs and changed and wore it the rest of the day. 🙂 And then she took the flower pin off and pinned it to whatever else she was wearing that weekend. 🙂
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