It’s day three of the kids’ clothes week challenge.
I haven’t sewn as much as I was hoping to, but did finish a couple of new summer dresses for Maia.
Both are t-shirt-to-dress transformations, my go-to way of making quick, comfortable, and inexpensive dresses for her.
The t-shirts were plain jane shirts that were sitting in her closet ignored. She pretty much only wants to wear dresses these days. Since they weren’t getting worn as is, I decided to turn them into dresses that she would wear. I paired the white one with the bottom part of a white and red floral cotton tank top that I wore when I was pregnant. And I paired the navy t-shirt with a blue and white striped men’s button down shirt (I cut the tails off and hemmed it with white bias tape first).
The third dress pictured is cut down from a women’s knit dress but is not finished yet. I feel good about repurposing these clothes to make cute new dresses that will (hopefully) get a lot of use this spring and summer. I’ve committed to getting through this week with only using fabric from my stash or old clothing that I’ve added to my sewing box for repurposing purposes.
Here’s the dress made with the t-shirt and the button-down shirt. I added spacious pockets, using the material from the bottom half of the t-shirt.
And here’s the second dress, from the white tee and the printed cotton top. I like both dresses, but really love this one.
Next up? These beautiful dress-up bird wings for both girls (an awesome way to use up fabric scraps) and a scaled-down cooking apron for Daphne.