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T Shirt Dress DIY, Kids Clothes Week – Upcycling

T Shirt Dress DIY, Kids Clothes Week – Upcycling

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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Leslie

Sunday 8th of February 2015

You can't beat a great find that gets greater. I wish I could sew things other than coin purses and clutches, grr. Hah. Happy Saturday!

nina entrekin

Saturday 7th of February 2015

Cute dress! What a great idea! Share and link up your post on my linky party! Thanks!! http://inchworming.blogspot.com/2015/02/use-it-or-lose-it-linky-party.html

Jill

Friday 6th of February 2015

Gorgeous dress Vicky! and an even better price tag! :)

Louisa

Friday 6th of February 2015

What fun! I love the addition of the bow.

Vicky

Friday 6th of February 2015

So does my daughter, always handy!

Rachelle Strauss

Friday 6th of February 2015

Wonderful! I love your creativity and your gorgeous recipient looks very happy with her new clothes!

Vicky

Friday 6th of February 2015

Thanks Rachelle, need to sort out all the remaining scrappy bits and make a decision re rag bag for charity shop or stuffing for soft toys:)

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