January 6, 2011
Dress-Up Shirt: a regular shirt, but looks semi-like you're dressing up - but it's worn as a regular shirt - but girls think they're dressing up - but you can get them out of the house without being in an actual dress-up outfit.
So let's begin on the tutorial:
--Get a shirt that's too big - that way it's kind of long and tunic-y. Looks great with leggins. A couple of problems with a shirt that's too big - it's too wide. So just turn it inside out and sew the side seams in smaller - I went in an inch on each side. In the picture below the part of the shirt you see is the sleeve - I just started at the bottom of the shirt and came clear out through the sleeve.
For the letters I tried using my Silhouette to cut the names but I think I didn't do it right - it scored all the fabric and then I cut the letters by hand. To cut letters by hand, just iron heat n' bond/wonder under stuff to the back of your fabric - then cut it out:
That's it - stand back and enjoy your work:
I think the green layer is too long and I might end up giving it a trim - what do you think on that??
Put on some leggings and do a photo shoot in the freezing cold :)
I am giving away a kit to make one Dress-Up Shirt over at Twelve Crafts Till Christmas - maybe you can win it!
If not, no big deal - you can still make one. You can do it!
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