The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 200 - T party dress.

Wow! Can't believe I'm up to day 200. I definitely would not have made it this far without my blog and the people who stumble upon it and take time to read it, so thankyou all very much.

Today's craft is a t-shirt refashion. I love the print on this top but I  like to wear my t-shirts a little longer so I never wear this. I was going through my clothes looking for some stuff to send off to the charity shops and I decided to refashion this one.

First thing I did was to cut off the sleeves and the side seams.

Then I cut a V shape in the back as shown below, took the sides in a little more for an a - line shape, and made the armpits and shoulder section smaller by picking apart the seams, cutting some out and sewing them back together.

Then I found this lace in my stash of trims that used to be my Grams. Very girly, perfect for my girly girl Juliet.

I added some to the back of the t-shirt, and some to the bottom.
Mum and daughter are both pretty happy with the results. Ms J thinks it's a princess dress. This little princess really didn't need another dress, but she's just so gorgeous to make things for, and little grade preps do seem to get invited to a lot of parties. She seems to have the best social life in the family. ;-)


  1. THAT is adorable. Hmmmmm..... now I'm going to need to check out my T-shirts. My daughter would love a new dress. :-)

  2. Just adorable - the dress and the princess. :) Such a great idea!

  3. Wow, so lovely!!!! My girls would LOVE this!!

  4. That is just so darned cute!! Great job, Sharon!


  5. Thanks everyone. I had no idea I was going to do the lace back until I did it. That's what I love about refashions, just making it up as you go along.

  6. so sweet! looks fantastic! :) lisa

  7. I love that! How clever. Thanks for sharing! She is adorable in her new dress. What a great way to use a t-shirt. :)

  8. Thankyou Adin. Thanks for stopping by too.

  9. This idea is awesome!!!!!!!Thanks for sharing!!