But that said … we received an extra-large, Wal-Mart-sized Angry Birds T-shirt at our annual white elephant friend Christmas party this weekend (Christmas in mid-January is always such a blast — we love it). Emme eye-balled the shirt so much that I started to wonder whether I could make her a dress from it.
Man. I’m going to be doing this a lot more often.
People often say about easy crafts: “Oh yeah, that was simple — only five minutes or so.”
But I mean it. This literally took me five minutes. I did a couple searches for easy ways to turn T-shirts into dresses but then didn’t even need to follow the instructions. Dana recommended that I simply try to cut out a dress pattern to Emme’s size and then sew it back together, using the existing neck hole and the bottom hem to finish. So that’s what I did, using Emme as a makeshift pattern.
I simply cut in from her wrists, leaving enough fabric to make a sleeve. Then I cut under her arm area and then down toward the bottom hem in the shape of a dress, with the bottom being wider than the top. Turn right side to right side, sew sides and sleeves and that was it.
I actually didn’t even sew it. I used a serger on the sleeves and sides and voila! Done. It turned out really great and Emme was thrilled to have her very own Angry Birds dress.
This is Emme showing off her “angry” face, which … well, yeah. We’ll need to work on that.