The past couple of days I've been trying to get things ready for Martha. They asked me to do a demonstration of the Upcycled T-shirt Dress. I need to have a few already done to show and then all the in between phases. So, my sweet mom came over the other day and we set up an assembly line. Here are a couple of them. I wanted some different variations to show.
My mom had a great idea for the leftover shirt part.....She recommended taking the remnant pieces of the shirts and sewing it onto leggings for one of the outfits. I was able to use the existing hem (which the lazy me LOVES). It's mis-matched, but I really like it. This one's my favorite.
So, here's a quick tutorial of how to make ruffled leggings. I took regular leggings and cut them where I wanted the ruffle to start. (Why cut off the leggings? It's easier to sew the ruffle on then.)
I took the cut off piece and cut the pink ruffle about a 1/2 inch more than it. (That left me room for seam allowances when sewing them on.)
Then you just sew a gathering stitch along the ruffle and sew it on. I DID sew it on using a slight zigzag so that the fabric could stretch. Knit doesn't fray, so there's no additional sewing needed.
This little outfit makes me want a little girl pretty badly :) I love that there are such cute and comfy clothes for little girls these days. So fun!
Pair with the dress and some glittery shoes and you've got a cute little number.
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