Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial A More Girly T-shirt

For some reason I have an over abundance of white boys undershirts. The entire situation is truly puzzling since I have 2 little girls. Right now the t-shirts are used for pajamas but I have devised a way to make them a little more girly for everyday wear.

The first thing I did was to remove the collar.

Then I used some elastic thread and ran it around the sleeves and the collar. It turned out great and I was beyond pleased with my quick and easy revamp. Unfortunately my daughter was not pleased. She thought the collar of the shirt was much too tight. So I pulled out the the elastic thread and tried to come up with a new plan.

This time around I decided to to run a zig zag stitch around the edge to create a ruffle. Unfortunately it stretched the neckline out and it was much to big when I put it on my daughter. Then it hit me - I should combine the two techniques. So I ran a quick stitch around the collar with some elastic thread.

The end result was perfect! It wasn't too tight and was much more girly than before. My daughter willingly put it on and gave me a great big cheesy smile to show how pleased she was!



pambelina said...

I love the picture of Bad Baby, she's so cute.

Also, you have a lot of little boys undershirts because we used to wear them all the time. A couple of kids and 10 pounds ago.

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

So cute! I love the idea and it sounds super cheap and easy....my kind of project!

I'm hosting a t-shirt linky party on Friday. I hope you'll link this up. I know tons of moms would love this idea!


Robin said...

Love it! this is awesome. Thank you for linking up!

Misty said...

Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Beth said...

Such a cute t! My little princess is all excited about me making it for her. So you just used a zigzag stitch with elastic thread? And was the shirt really big at first or just about her size?

Heather said...

Beth, I did use a tight zigzag stitch on the edge and then elastic thread. The shirt was a tiny bit too big for her but not too much. It was more of the wrong cut that a full size too big. Hope that helps!

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