I am on a t-shirt kick this week. Did you see the scarf and dress I made for Kayla already? I thought it would be fun to paint stripes on an old t-shirt (that got accidentally bleached – DOH!) and turn it into a ruffled striped skirt for my daughter. Now I did this project a couple of years ago and my daughter still wears the skirt. While is is almost ready to be passed down on the hand-me-down train I thought we could retake a look at it once more before that happens.
I am loving upcycling old t-shirts. T-shirt material is so forgiving and it usually doesn’t need extra prep for the edges not to fray. I was inspired by Cheri from I am Momma Hear Me Roar to try my sewing skills at using t-shirts to make a layered dress for Kayla. I must say once you get the hang of it you can’t stop making them. They are so fun and embellishing makes them each unique.
Put a bow on it. That’s my mantra. Bows just make everything cuter. I have grand plans to repaint my black kitchen table and chairs one day. I am kind of over the dark black and want to lighten them up at bit. In the meantime, I busted out some fabric from the Online Fabric Store and added some bows to the back. \
And today on Cyber Monday you can get $15 off an order of $75 with the code “INFARRANTLY15”. Plus they have over 100 fabrics already reduced to 30% off including the one I used for today’s project.
So I know this week we have showed you how to do some pretty in depth sewing tutorials with the child’s backpack, mega card holder wallet and the hanging toiletry bag. I will say we saved the easiest sewing project for last. This little “busy bag” is the perfect way to keep your kids occupied on long car rides, in restaurants, or waiting in the doctor’s office.