Friday, March 5, 2010

Getting ready for Warm Weather

Look at this picture... (are you lookin?)

So are you thinking..."What does a sheet, P.J'.s and two tanks have to do with warm weather?"  
Well I am sure you ALL know HOW FREAKIN' totally pop ("popular" for those of you who haven't caught on to our lingo) tank dresses are right now...and Tanks with Skirts.
If not here are some pictures....

So I decided to give a go at it....went to a local Thrift store...found that GORG sheet and trendy owl PJ's for the skirts, and the 2 tanks for the tops.
Total Cost was $6

So first I came home and cut my dimensions out.
(that I totally made up btw)
The sheet was cut at 18" X 92" .I wanted it floofy.
The Owl PJ's were limited to 9" X 72"
(sewing 3 of the single leg sides together)

So the FIRST step on sewing, is sewing ends together so you have a HUGE circle.

2nd  set your machine to a 4 on the stitch and it should naturally gather the material evenly.
(a REAL seamstress would hem the edges first...but the 80%er in me won't let me take THAT much time to do this step.... :O)

3rd you are going to get your tank top and the shirt you just made

THEN...put skirt in the INSIDE of the tank and pin at the front/back/and sides first, and then add 4 to 5 in between each point.

it seriously took me all of 20 minutes to make this one!

And then for the Sheet Skirt....Do the same... but don't add it to the Tank...just leave it plain as a skirt. My little princess didn't want it hiked up...she wanted it on her hips... :O)

If you click on this picture you'll see I added a smaller elastic and a large Elastic.

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  1. You are one creative Mama! Love the little dresses. Especially the 2nd one.

  2. Alison...why didn't I get blessed with a talent of sewing. I hate that it just isn't easy for me. I need to just hire you to make cute things for my kids too!:) LOVE YA~~

  3. I love the way you found old sheets and used them. I never would have thought about that. I probably would have wandered right by them.I love the way they turned out


  4. Oh my, I wish I could sew like that. It turn out so stinking cute and the model(s) are absolutely precious!!!!

  5. Total cuteness Ali!! I may have to make some for my nieces.

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    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  7. Wonderful idea! So cute. This would be great for quick birthday gifts

  8. K, at first glance I thought the materials were kind of...uhhh...ugly. But you put it together and it's gorg!!! Great job!


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