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June 9, 2011 at 13:16 2 comments

yesterday anne was wearing a hand-me-down shirt from one of her cousins.  she initially had no interest in it, but  it was a very hot day and i hadn’t purchased any summer tops for my girl yet.  she ended up loving the shirt, and almost every time i looked at it i thought “that can’t be too hard to make”.

yesterday was our last day of school for the year, and i was totally rejoicing in the fact that i could stay up late and have a day off today.  so i went to my sewing room, pulled out some fabric that i’d purchased for anne (with the intent of making her a fooler t-shirt last fall), and got to work.  anything to avoid shopping!

it was surprisingly easy to put together.  i laid the shirt on the fabric, traced it, then cut it out a little bigger and sewed it together.  the back has four rows of shirring but that and the ruffled bottom are as fancy as it gets.   the cost of the shirt was about $4 (or “free” if you take into account that i probably would have never made the shirt that i initially bought the fabric for!).  also, (if anyone is interested in this kind of stuff) the shirt can be made out of 2 fat quarters if you use ribbon for the ties.  my next skill to work on is ironing.  haha.

fabric from here.
the print is called “lollypop” in tourquoise.

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Entry filed under: making stuff, sewing.

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  • 1. Julie  |  June 9, 2011 at 19:17

    Awesome!! I keep wanting to make some stuff like that for Holly especially- since she would just LOVE it!

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  • 2. Bernadette  |  June 9, 2011 at 22:41

    awwwwww…. That’s such a cute top! Glad you’re back in the sewing room again!

    Reply

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beautiful day for playing with guns 🔫 i know that i'm not easy to love: i can't be baked for, cooked for, or touched. i'm independent to a fault, and yet, you all keep finding ways to cover me with love and encouragement. big public thank you to my family and friends for persistently showering me with blessings, encouraging texts, and for continually bringing my family to God in prayer. we took family night to derek tonight, and filled that room with laughter!

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