Play Dresses – pieced jersey

Cleaning out drawers we gave the boot to lots of shirts – many that just got too short in the body. What to do, what to do — to destash the pile, we cut them up and resewed into fun play dresses:

Because these girls LOVE dresses, and Tshirts are the perfect thing to play in, so why not combine them!  We watch the neighbor girl occasionally so it’s fun to do projects when she’s over – I had the girls pick the shirts from the pile that they liked the color of, and I cut them into strips and sewed them together – that’s it.  If you need a more detailed tutorial, KoJo has a great one.  I went against my sewing instincts and sewed with wrong sides together so the seams show on the outside – it’s okay because TShirts don’t fray.

They came up with their own poses:

 And this one is where they have their model faces on – I tried to color-edit the photo more model-ish – tried.

My daughter didn’t want flowers sewn on, but the neighbor girl did so we added these to the bodice of her dress:

And of course I whipped up some headbands – -

So as you’re clearing out this spring, be sure to think outside the box – if a shirt is too short, it might be able to be something else…..

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