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T Shirt Dress DIY, Kids Clothes Week – Upcycling

T Shirt Dress DIY, Kids Clothes Week – Upcycling
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Have you come across kids clothes week #kcw? The premise is simple, sew an hour a day for seven days for your kids.

To be honest I wasnt planning on joining in, but then I read that this weeks theme is upcycling..! Well it would be rude not to, especially with this big pile of tshirts!

Tshirts for upcycling #kcw - Copy

 

T Shirt Dress DIY

First up a t-shirt dress, with gathered knit skirt. I started off with a red t shirt from my brother and a charity shop skirt for £3.

Fabric choices #kcw

 

Using a pattern I already owned (uptown/downtown dress) I cut out the top, and using the extension markings on the pattern worked out the length of the skirt.

 

Pattern cutting

Continuing to learn how to use my serger/overlocker I gathered the top of the skirt, as this did not gather sufficiently I then hand gathered up and attached the skirt to the dress.

Upcycled t shirt dress - Copy

The dress took two hours, in the main because I made some mistakes which I decided to unpick and rectify. I have learnt how to attach a neckline (as in make it an inch shorter that the measurement for the neck so it  lies flat).

T shirt dress DIY

I pleased with the result, I learnt some skills. Plus my daughter has a dress for £3 (as opposed to last years similar dress which cost me £22 from the shops).

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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