I’ve been planning to make a few comfy and cute t-shirt style dresses for Emma for awhile now and today I made my first! I know, I have really fallen down on the sewing lately. Before today I hadn’t done any sewing since the holidays… I think I got burned out making gifts and such and had to take a break.
I may not have been sewing but I was still brainstorming and bought some adorable ruffle t-shirts at the last Crazy 8 sale to make into dresses. I also have gorgeous fat quarters that have been sitting patiently on my sewing shelf waiting to be used, and today I finally pulled them out and Emma and I designed a dress together.
Emma was heavily involved in the making of her dress, not that she actually did any sewing but she did insist on organizing my pins and handing them to me when I needed them. I’m going to have to give her a mini sewing lesson pretty soon, I see. She’s very patient for a 4-year-old and very very interested in learning to sew, crochet, and work with ribbon like her mommy.
If you’re interested in making one, here’s a great tutorial that is similar to what I did. The only thing I did differently is I cut my fat quarters into different widths and sewed them together to make a “super twirly” skirt, and I used satin ribbon for the waistband tie-backs.
I’m really happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to make more!
See more things I’ve made here!
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