Friday, September 4, 2009

Re-using shirts for little ones

One of the things that I have learned with having 6 children is how to reuse things. Recently, my husband got a yellow stain on his white polo shirt - right in the middle of his chest...thus rendering it inwearable (at least by my standards).

So, I turned it into a much needed white shirt for my now 4-year-old daughter.

And I took photos, too!


This is the shirt cut out (a Jalie pattern)

What was left over from the original shirt


The finished shirt! (before I ironed it)

Parting shot -

The smocked dress 18 months still fits everywhere - just a little shorter. In case you were wondering - my 4-year-old is 28 pounds and wears a RTW 3/4 in length, but a 2 in her waist and chest.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! What a cute shirt! I was cleaning out my closet yesterday and came across a stripe t-shirt that I really like the fabric but not the style anymore for me. I thought I would make it into a shirt for my daughter. I was going to just make a plain shirt but I think I my try something with more style like yours.

    My children sound like your daughter. My daughter is a size 10 in her pant length and could wear a 7 in the waist. My son is the same way. All I can say is thank goodness for adjustable waist!