Those who have known me for many years may recognize this shirt. I got it in a handmedown bag when I was about 16 (before I had much style sense), and it was a favorite for many, many years. I literally wore it every time it was clean, until it was dirty, and then as soon as it got out of the laundry again…Yeah, it was a favorite. I loved it so much that I had trouble getting rid of it. It sat in a goodwill bag for over a year until…I figured out a way to hang on to it a little longer.
Parts of the shirt were still in good enough condition, I decided to re-purpose it into a dress for Claire.
I trimmed the sleeves and the neckline smaller, and shortened the body of the shirt to make the skirt.
You can do this too, if you have an old t-shirt and a serger – or even if you don’t have a serger (mine began ailing half way through the dress so I finished the project with a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine.) If anyone is interested in more detailed instructions, I would be willing to create a tutorial. Just let me know!