A part of the anniversary goodness, Anne is re-releasing her Summer Surprise pattern with an all new layout. The pattern now includes the layers feature which is so easy to use and saves ink and paper when printing all your patterns, it's really a fabulous addition to an already fabulous pattern. Don't forget to download your update if you already own the pattern and if you don't, keep reading for a coupon code!
My girl is a very slim 6 year old. She has the chest measurement of a 3T and the height of a 6T. Anne has drafted regular and slim sizes (both included in the same pattern download) so I chose to do a slim 3T on my girl. Perfect fit!
As you may (or may not) know, I'm an upcycler by trade. I take tee shirts and turn them into something else. I've made dresses, pants, skirts, shorts, you name it. So, I stayed true to form here and turned one of my girl's favorite Elsa tees into a dress for her. Here's how I did it.
I started with my tee and my front pattern piece all assembled and ready to go. I also grabbed my sharpie (because I like to live dangerously), and scissors.
Cut the sleeves off the shirt and cut the front of the shirt away from the back.
Then, once I laid my pattern piece on top of my shirt, I realized I was going to need more fabric added to the panel to make it work. I added an extra strip of solid blue to the top to give the shoulders some color. I just measured how much more fabric I'd need and, considering seam allowances, I rough cut piece from my scraps and serged it on.
I kept the curved hem of the tee in tact and used that as the hem of her dress.
Pair the dress with some mommy-made leggings and you've got a winner!
And now, for the good stuff! Use the code "anniversary" to get 25% off the Summer Surprise Tunic & Top! And enter the giveaway below! There's a new one everyday so make sure you visit all the bloggy stops on the tour and enter them all :) Happy sewing!
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