I got this idea from this blog. It is called I’m a Momma Hear me Roar. She is a Super Star Blogger…. she was even on Martha Stewart. Yeah, I love her blog, always something interesting going on over there.
While Cheri was on The Martha Show she shared her very creative Up Cycled Dresses. I thought, hey, I have two little girls and a lot of previously loved T-shirts that just sit around doing nothing. Check out her blog for the tutorial.
We sewed the fabric so that the wrong sides are together. For the non-sewers, normaly you would sew with the right sides facing together. But I wanted the seams showing on the outside of the dress.
As seen here, I am not the only sewer in the family. Girly is making a dress for her little sister… such a thoughtful girl.
After painting, stamping, writing on, layering and sewing it was time to add a top to the dress.
So I did what any reasonable
Mother crafter would do. I cut the bottom off.
We sewed the shirt top to the new dress bottom and wha-la. A dress. And the very best part is that there is no hemming. (I DO NOT like hemming) We made sure to use the bottom of an old t-shirt for the bottom of the dress so that we didn’t have to hem. Here they are modeling their new dresses!