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Topic: Peasant Nightie Dress from Cute Kitty Tee w/ Quick Tute in Reply  (Read 15034 times)
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« on: April 29, 2007 12:39:47 PM »

I took an old shirt of mine (sz L) and made it into a peasant nightie dress for my daughter.  I love it, I'm gonna get a pic of her in it tonight, since she wants to wear it. Smiley  She does need summer nighties, perfect pattern ....I can see myself raiding yard sales this summer for tees. Cheesy

It's really not crooked, just lying funny.  I used the shirts original sleeve and bottom hems. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007 03:43:18 PM »

That is really great!  Did you just sew elastic on there?  A quickie instruction would be awesome!

« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007 04:18:00 PM »

Quick Tutorial

1. cut off the sleeves
2. Cut up the side of the tee
3. make the front and back of the tee two rectangles, about mine were 22.5 high x the width of the tee
4. cut the sleeves at the seam, and cut off about and inch at the top to make it more like a rectangle
5. measure child's arm, add that measurement plus an inch - cut elastic to size (my elastic length was 8.5-9")
6. thread elastic through sleeve hem, and sew on both sides.
7. take shirt body front and pin -n-sew a sleeve to the left side at the top right sides together, with the elastic edge facing the bottom----do the same to the back
8. flip the front on to the back so their right sides together.  the sleeves you just sewed on will now be the oppisite sides of each other.  sew them to the front and back, you'll now have your sleeves attached to the body.
9. clip the seam allowance just after the hem on the sleeve (this is for when you sew the sides together)
10. put a hem around the neckline, big enough for ur elastic, leaving a space to insert it.
11. take ur child's chest measurement, thats how much elastic u need to cut for the neckline
12. string the elastic through the neckline hem, and sew together. close the hem on the neckline.
13. now sew up the sides, to the clip u made at the sleeves.
14. ur now done.  Put it on ur girl, they'll be happy.  Grin

Hope this is clear.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007 04:59:25 PM »

That sounds great!  Thanks for sharing.....

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007 05:00:54 PM »

oh that is AWESOME!

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007 05:11:19 PM »

that is awesome
my little girl would LOVE LOVE LOVE one like that
so i guess i'll have to get to work...
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007 07:26:43 AM »

Great recon!!

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008 07:36:33 PM »

The pic doesn't seem to be working. I don't really sew often so if one could be provided that would be awesome! Thanks!

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008 10:14:27 PM »

I would love to see it, but the picture doesn't want to work.

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008 12:03:07 PM »

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