"Totally Rad" Top and Shirt Dress Tutorial
Don't you just love the '80's? Me either.
But I'm too poor even to hit thrift stores right now, and the only tees I have left to refashion are my nephews old ones. :o(
So how can I make that cute for Paige? Here's what I came up with...
It became this cute little crop top!
(although...it wasn't supposed to be quite so cropped. Oops.)
After making the shirt a little too short, I tried again, and this time I left all the length, so it turned out to be a cute little run-around dress! (why didn't I iron this before photographing it??)
I can imagine how cute it would be with a girls' shirt!
It's very quick and easy to do. Only three steps!
You'll want to start with a shirt that is a few sizes too large.
1: Cut off the sleeves, leaving about 1/2" after the shoulder seams.
2. Fold the excess under and sew with a narrow zig-zag.
3. Then try it on your model (or use another tee as a pattern) pin, and sew the sides in.
And there you go!
"Necessity is the mother of invention"
I actually kind of like that it's made from a boy's shirt. Every long once in a while, Paige and I like to wear things that aren't pink. ;o)
Someday I'll find a large tee and make one for myself!
I love this version I found online. It would be so cute cinched with a little red belt!
I hope I didn't scare you with the term "crop top"! :o) I'm certainly no fan of a bare midriff. Although I've seen a few cute ones with tanks underneath, or tucked into a high waisted skirt! I'm really trying to warm up to the inescapable Kelly Kapowski fashion that's going on all around me. :o)
Have a fantastic Monday!!