Sunday, July 6, 2014

T-Shirt to Solar Dress (with link to free pattern)


This fun little casual summer dress was made using a free pattern by Charity Beasley at Indietutes using a thrift t-shirt will be perfect for the dog days of Summer on a little girl.

It was easy to make; I completed it while watching a television show that lasted an hour.

Items used:
  • T-Shirt 
  • Bias tape (under 1 package)
  • Elastic
  • Scraps of fabric for the pockets
  • Sewing machine & thread
  • Tracing wheel and tracing paper
  • Interfacing (optional)
  • Straight Pins 
  • Free printable pattern and instructions from  Indietutes  (Pattern has sizes 2/3, 4/5, and 6/7)
As the complete instructions are on  Indietutes  website, I didn't take picture to repeat here, but as a t-shirt was used instead of fabric, I folded the t-shirt in half and placed the pattern as close to the neckline as possible and made sure the image on the front was centered.  I used a size Large T-Shirt for a 7/8 dress. For smaller sizes you might want to use a smaller t-shirt or one with a smaller image.

For the pocket placement, I used tracing paper on the of the fabric to mark them.

For the pockets, I used interfacing and also lined the pockets on so they will not stretch out and provide stability before pinning them to the right side of fabric and stitching down.



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