Thursday, January 13, 2011

Project Toddler Runway? I'm there.

I've been following (and loving) Project Toddler Runway with Shwin and Shwin and thought I'd join in on the fun. (Well, join in on the fun with my own deadlines. I don't sew well under pressure. I get all tense with a severe case of sewist block.) The first week was a "Shirt Off Your Back" theme. I've never been very good at refashioning, but I thought I'd give it a try. I've been working on a pattern and thought I'd use one of Will's torn shirts as a hopefully wearable muslin. After all, if it didn't work out, no big loss, and I had to try out the pattern anyway.



Definitely wearable and cute to boot!



I didn't want to do just another normal men's shirt to girl's shirt dress refashion. Don't get me wrong, there are some cute ones out there, but I wanted to push it a little further. So, I moved the center seam over and did a fun rounded fold-over collar.



Teagan was a trooper, but we soon discovered it was WAY too cold to be outside without a coat.



"Please Mommy, can we go in now? I'm done."



"Of course Sweetie."



Oh, and here's the "Before." I'm kind of sad it got ripped. I rather liked this shirt and it wasn't very old either, but at least Teagan has a cute dress now. "When life throws you lemons..." I guess.

7 comments:

Bonnie said...

This was a fabulous success! I love the new dress (and the collar is adorable!)

Rachel said...

Hi there! That dress is very cute. I was wondering though if you could give me some more information on the skirt portion of your dress for the wedding? I am wanting to make one similar to it for an event. You said 4 layers, is that 2 chiffon and 2 satin? Thanks so much!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Um, I love this. LOVE! And with the black tights and shoes it is totally a winter look. So so cute!

Emily said...

I love this dress(!)- especially the collar and the asymmetric front (if that makes any sense). Your daughter is so cute, even in the sad picture.

A Jennuine Life said...

Adorable! I love the way the collar looks with the asymmetrical front. Great job! If you do another, you should take pictures along the way to do a tutorial.

Janel said...

Oh, would I like a tutorial of this! My little girlie isn't a toddler yet (and I'm not rushing her at all,) but when she is, I'd love to make her a dress just like this!!

Bea said...

I love this one, it is so different from all the ones I've seen, I love how you used the collar to make it look so girly!!

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