My final make for kids clothes week is a t-shirt sundress.
Its quick and easy, have a go:)
DIY T Shirt Sundress
Start by cutting out the bodice part of the dress, either using a pattern or following the layout of an existing dress. Sew together the shoulder seams.
Cut out and add two layers of t-shirt fabric, this create the length of the skirt. Optimise the bottom of a t shirt for the bottom of the sundress, this saves hemming.
Decide on the width of the bottom of the dress, and stitch up to the bodice and on to the arm hole. I used a sun dress my daughter already owns as a template for pinning the side seams.
Once stitched turn right side out.
Decorate or leave plain the bodice. As my daughter loves hearts and decoration I decided to embroider a heart on the bodice piece following a paper template.
Finish the neckline and armholes by creating a binding with more of the t-shirt fabric following the tutorial over at Stitched By Crystal.
One completed sundress – my husband can’t quite believe he owned three different t shirts of almost identical colour!
As you can see my daughter loves this dress, its been worn every day despite the fact its winter here!
If you are looking for the Grow Your Blog post it is here.
Kids Clothes Week– I made it, one hours sewing per day for the week. I have really enjoyed joining in this week
Last September I bought my daughter a meters worth of this bright butterfly knit, with the intention of making her a dress. This week I finally tackled the project.
Not owning an overlocker I did a little research about sewing knit fabrics – I found a you tube video explaining that straight stitching does not have the give of a knit fabric and can therefore pop and break. It suggested instead to stitch with a zigzag stitch which provides some stretch. Armed with a suitable sewing machine needle optimism prevailed.
I am delighted to finish the dress/tunic – am I tempted to sew with knit fabric again? No! My machine skipped the odd stitch, and adding a zip as per the pattern was problematic.
Here’s for my daughters long hair hiding the zip – although her hair is not long enough to show I haven’t matched the pattern up down the central back seam!!
Any tips on sewing knit fabric greatly appreciated – my son could really do with some more PJ’s, and I have lots of XL t-shirts ready for conversion:) Trusting they are considerable less stretchy!
In other news I have started a years on line marketing course with Handmade Horizons, we had our first webinar this week. It’s really exciting, and challenging. Already I have a lot to reflect on:) If anyone fancies helping with some of the home work I need to describe in great detail my ideal customer… I am thinking about customers who buy the eco recycled bags I make. If I can drill down into the type of person they are then I can identify the blogs &magazines they read, where they shop etc.. If you fancy identifying your own dream customer the worksheet is freely available at Polly and Claires website
Hope you have a creative week:) I’m brimming with new ideas for bags.
As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour 🙂
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