Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ruffled Bib Toddler Shirt

My mom gave me this top last week. It's pretty but the neckline, which was already wide to begin with, was stretched more in the wash rendering it useless.

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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Tiffany said...

So pretty! It turned out awesome!

Diane Writes said...

Galing!!!! speechless ako hahahaha

Kelley said...

The result is positively precious! What a soft color. The ruffles remind me of whipped cream!

Sewandthecity said...

Very nice looks lovely.

CAS said...

That is so cute! What a great way to upcycle!
:) CAS

meijo's JOY said...

Good idea! You can make the other sleeve into a small bag for your precious too!

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

I want this shirt for myself!