Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DIY Play Shirt


I have two very old, very worn t-shirts that I bought back in my college days.  It was when I was super skinny and could pull off the tight tee.  However, they were banned to the sleep clothing pile a couple of years ago.  Now that I'm a mom, I feel I have to wear certain things and these shirts are not considered "mommy material".  So here is one of the shirts:

I thought they were very cute at the time of purchase...

As you can see, I haven't even bothered to get a stain out of this shirt because I don't wear it out.  But, as I was getting clothes together to take to charity I thought that these little graphics were perfect for Grace!  So I am going to make her two new/old play shirts for the house.  They won't be prim and proper so here it goes!

First, I did some basic measurements based on Grace's size.  I knew the chest needed to be at least 19" around so I just made a mark to measure out 10" on the front.  From there I swooped downward to make sure I had ample room for my baby's belly - Grace's is about as big as mine!

Next, I swooped up a little to go to the arm pits and made another swoop going the opposite direction for the arm holes.  I cut along those lines (plus one for length - about 14 1/2" from shoulder seam to bottom) and completely cut through the shoulder seams, since it's already there.

Here's the cut out shirt ready to be sewn together!

Next I turned it inside out, stitched the side seams and the arm holes.  I left the bottom ratty-tatty.  I kind of liked it.  It's like a little girl muscle shirt, and Grace loves to show off her muscles!!!

Here are the two finished shirts...

Now, Grace will have two new/old play shirts for those really hot days that we just stay home.  Super easy and I loved how I didn't really need to be precise.  T-shirts, repurposed.

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