Sunday, June 13, 2010

birthday suit

No, silly, not THAT kind of birthday suit. I'm talkin' about a little romper patterned after one that she wore last year at this time. It's her birthday at the end of July. You could make one too.

1. Start with a GIANT t-shirt. (Mine was in Men's clearance at good ole' Wally world) This is another gray one that I have a plan for.

2. Find a contrast fabric. (Mine was a little shirt that she wore last year. . too small now.)

3. Find an article of clothing to use as your pattern. I don't cut them up, soyou could borrow from a friend if you don't have anything that you like.

4. "Measure twice, cut once!" My mother always used to say
5. Don't be scared. After all, it was a 3 dollar shirt.
6. Cut it a little bigger if your pattern clothing no longer fits.
7. Use some creativity.
8. Straps and number are made using contrast fabric.
9. Print a number or letter that you like to use as a pattern

10. Sew carefully, knit is a little harder to seam-rip
11. Don't worry about raw edges. Knit doesn't fray.
12. If the pants have you perplexed, just go with a little romper skirt.
13. Put them on your cute little model, and take a few pictures.

happy sewing!


Emily said...

saw your link from motivate me Mondays. Really cute birthday suit :o) Ive just gotten into making my own patterns, so this is another great idea to add to the list.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!