I love the ruffle detail on the sleeves so I decided to save them.
I cut off the sleeves. I was so tempted to embellish one of them with pearls to make an easy bib necklace for me but my mom specifically asked that these be made into something for her grand daughters (i.e. my daughter, Andrea, and my niece, Helaena).
I made a smaller shirt (size 4T) from the shirt fabric. I wanted to make this quick so instead of making sleeves, I simply traced the entire 4T shirt we already have, including the sleeves. I then sewed the back and front pieces together and hemmed the bottom of the shirt and the sleeves. I then hand stitched the ruffled sleeves on to the shirt and pulled and folded edges to make it look like a bib.
This one is for my niece. We're giving it to her this weekend. But I got Andrea to model it first. I just can't get her to stay still for any photo lately! Anyway, for Andrea's shirt... I'm planning to sew the ruffled sleeve directly on to one of her plain shirts to save me time. I haven't gotten around to doing it yet though.
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