First, a million thanks to vegbee for the inspiring tutorial
! (Unable to resist the urge to complicate things for myself, I attempted something a little different, but without vegbee's tut
, i would have been lost.) This is my first recon, and i fear my ambition exceeds my knowledge/skill at this point (that, and i have a lot to learn about sewing stretch fabrics!) but, overall, i'm pretty dang happy with how it turned out!
I recently unearthed a box full of my old tees and rather fortuitously discovered Craftster soon after. I knew immediately what had to be done. This shirt was destined to be the first one sacrificed due to its cringe-factor. Not that the sentiment is so wrong (gender stereotypes are bad blah blah blah), but i'm a lot more mellow about that stuff than i used to be. Plus, the art on the back pretty much sucks. (I'm pretty sure the only time I've worn this in the last decade or so was during a bathroom scrubdown or other equally fun task - that would explain some of the weird discolored spots.) Anyway, i figured it would be used for practice. Who knew it could become something so cute? yay!
the front is not sooooo bad
back "gender propaganda" art... eeeek!
dress front. cross neck, based on a couple of Old Navy dresses the schmoo is rapidly outgrowing and a $uper cute Glug Baby dress i saw online. i was kind of sad to lose the girl on the shirt front - she was the only thing the shirt had goin' for it, but she had to go for the greater good. there just wasn't enough fabric to keep her intact AND avoid using the stuff on the shirt back. I did have to use some stuff from the back, but at least i got to use the part with the little tiny skull. heeee.
dress back. the black is cut from another tee. i also sewed a little flower onto it because it seemed like it needed something.
(in the neighbor's driveway. like she can't run around and be cute in front of our own house? whatever. i can only hope someday she'll be posing like vegbee's monkey!)