I have been noticing a lot of people lately crafting up cute dresses out of beautiful fabrics and basic singlets and T Shirts. Several of the people I follow on Pintrest have made some lovely little versions and I have been wanting to have a go at these for a while!! All the tutorials and patterns I found were different as all the styles were different, so I have taken the main idea from each and formulated my own pattern. I started with something really basic, mainly just to see if I could do it (!!). If this one worked then the idea is to do a few slightly more “pretty” ones.
Firstly I rummaged through Miss N’s drawers for a nice plain T Shirt to use. I then found a dress in her wardrobe who’s shape I liked and that I knew fit her, which I used as my guide to make a skirt pattern.
I laid out the shirt and measured about 3 inches down from her armpit. This is where I made my cut.
Next I laid out the skirt material, pinned on my newly drawn pattern, and cut.
I sewed the side seams and then folded and hemmed the top of the skirt.
Now its time to pin the TShirt and top of the skirt together and stitch. I then added some black ribbon over the top (mainly to hide my join, since it wasn’t the neatest out there) and stiched that on.
Then I hemmed the skirt bottom, using a double fold so I ended up with a nice clean finish.
Its basic, however its lovely and Miss N thinks its great! She is already asking for more…!
Now its time to find a model….