Some of you might think that this is not much of a "tackle" project, but for this poor seamstress, it is.
My daughter received a cute t-shirt that matches one of mine. Great. Problem is it is a big large and long. It was too short to make it a dress and not warm enough to sleep in during the cold winter months.
You've seen those t-shirt dresses in the department stores, haven't you? A lot of them have really flouncy ruffles on the bottom and are adorable. I had a brainstorm: Why not make one with this t-shirt and some left-over fabric a friend gave me last year?
Well, I tried and you'll see what happens when you make a mistake while sewing.
Here's what I started with - the t-shirt and some knit fabric that matched.
I measured what I thought was twice the girth of the shirt for the width; then I measured the length to be a couple of inches longer than necessary to allow for a hem and a seam.
I gathered across the top and tried to ruffle the fabric. Lo and behold that didn't work because I only measured ONCE around the girth, forgetting that the t-shirt has a front AND a back! Well, I couldn't gather the fabric for a ruffle effect, but I was able to sew the piece across the bottom of the t-shirt. I hemmed it and here's what we have:
Terrible job but Amanda loves it and wears it almost daily with a sweater. I learned something from this and will remember not to tackle a project like this at any other time than the early morning because it's the only time of day I'm alert and using my brain.