I’m excited to show you my little girls Valentine’s Day dress I made from a men’s T shirt! It’s so easy and only has four seams to sew. Nice.
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But first I want to thank my fifth grader Lily, who is becoming quite the contributor here on the old blog. You may not know this, but Lily takes all of my photos for me when I make something for myself. However, the other day I needed to take big brother back to the bus station to go back to University and I wasn’t going to have time to take the photos of the Valentine’s day dress I needed. Lily offered to style the photo session for me and take the photos. When I got back I was blown away by how great her photos were! Don’t you agree? I loved so many of the shots she got!
This dress is a part of a month long series on refashioning going on at House Of Estrela. You should check it out!
I love refashioning with T shirts and sweaters. I can buy brand new T shirts at my craft supply store for $3.99 and with the weekly online coupon I use, they end up being only about $ 2.50. They are brand new, and don’t have any yucky smells or stains. But since this is a series about refashioning, which is supposed to help the environment, I would suggest you check your husband’s closet or your giveaway bin first. I didn’t have a red T shirt, so I bought this one with a gift card. You could also just dye a white t shirt. I love dying stuff. It makes me feel like a kid again. I used a men’s size large for this project if you are wondering.
Gigi loves this type of comfy knit dress. She slept in it last night and is still wearing it!I used a Martha Stewart stencil I got from the Plaid company when I was working at their booth last week at the Craft & Hobby Association’s annual trade show, doing make and takes for the new product launch of Mod Podge stencils and Sheer Color which I’ll be blogging about soon.a. This stencil is a little silk screen, actually.
Now I will try to explain how to make this little dress!
Happy sewing folks!