Monday, May 24, 2010

March of Dimes t-shirt refashion

We signed up for the March of Dimes walk through my husband's work. We finally got the shirts Friday night for the walk Sunday. I was pretty happy with the sizes we got. I'm guessing my husband picked them but they didn't offer any little kid sizes so Reagan's shirt wouldn't fit her for another 5 or so years.

I could have just thrown it on her and let her swim in it all day or I could have left her not wear it but wanting us all to match and be comfortable I decided to alter it for her into a dress.

For some reason blogger isn't letting me post the picture I have of the front of the shirt before I cut into it. Here is the back before.
And here is the after.
I used a purple shirt I no longer wear for the top part and pockets. I think my new favorite thing is elastic thread and used that to do the shirring.

I used it for the straps too and I adore them! The hem is just surged and not hemmed. I love how the dress turned out. I got a lot of compliments on this dress yesterday at the walk and at the Pirate game that we all attended after walking. One of the management guys at my husbands work even came up and asked to take a picture of the "Hoechstetter Dress. Oh and the president of the company and his wife sat next to us at the game and both LOVED it. How cool to have the president say something to me. :)

We had a great Family Day!!





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14 comments:

Mariesa M. said...

That is a cute idea! I need to learn how to do shirring.

Cassie said...

Super cute project!!!
=)

Misty said...

Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

LB3K said...

Love it! Awesome color- my favorite! Thanks for linking on Wardrobe Wednesday!

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Kim @ seven thirty three said...

That is AMAZING! We have that same problem with the shirts from the ALS walks we do.

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Robin said...

I love this. What a great way to reuse a t-shirt (my favorite thing to do!)

Kaysi said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Leslie said...

How darling! What a great idea! Thanks for linking to Hoo's got talent!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

How clever! Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! I hope you’ll join me again next week! ☺

★All Thingz Related★ said...

So smart and thrifty!
Thanks for sharing @ last week's Anything Related!

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