M.E. had this pink shirt that is a 4T and fit across the chest and arms but was basically becoming a midriff. And I'm not one of those moms who wants my daughter to look like a belly-baring Britney Spears a la 1999 so I decided to follow directions and re-do her shirt.
The too-short shirt and leftover material from a bag making frenzy I went through two years ago.
The shirt cut in half and the new fabric placed in the middle (M.E. cried when I cut her shirt).
The bottom part of the shirt sewn to the new fabric.
Okay, I got really distracted and forgot about taking photos. Here's the finished product.
When I finished the initial shirt M.E. said she wanted it to have ruffles. Ergo, the ruffles at the bottom. And I have the thing for bold details=button flowers up top.
Before you get all "I could never do that" negative on me, let me tell you that I have a basic understanding of sewing. I get my know-how from websites. Why am I saying this? Because if I can do this, you can too!