Sewing Series - Shirt Off Daddy's Back
In this pattern bundle/lesson series I'll show you how to turn a pile of cast-off or thrifted men's shirts into a brand-new wardrobe for a little girl who seems to need new clothes every time you turn around. We won't be just cutting up old clothes for the fabric. I'm going to show you how to be strategic about it, preserving the character - as well as the finish work and details - of the original garment.
Why would you want to refashion old clothes into new ones?
* It's sweet. My daughter LOVES wearing clothes made from her daddy's old shirts.
* It's thrifty. Kids outgrow their clothes SO FAST. These new clothes are practically free - and so easy you can whip up a whole wardrobe in no time.
* They're comfy. Kids are especially intolerant of anything stiff or itchy. Clothes that have been worn for a couple of years are "pre-softened" and feel like old favorites from day one.
* It's easy. The methods I'll show you in this workshop work with existing hems, closures, pockets and other details to make your sewing quick and easy.
What you'll get:
* 12 downloadable PDF patterns
* 12 video lessons (companions to the PDFs taking you step by step through the entire construction)
What you'll learn:
* Make a straight skirt from a T-shirt and from a button-down woven shirt, with options for elastic and knit waistbands.
* Make an A-line skirt from a button-down shirt. Learn to draft patterns for fitted and gathered versions, with elastic or knit waistbands - or no waistband at all.
* Make an A-line dress from a T-shirt and a button-down shirt. Learn to use fold-over-elastic to finish knit edges without a serger. Learn two different methods for binding woven edges. (You won't draft your own pattern for this one - I'll provide a pattern for sizes 3-8.)
* Make a non-itchy tube-top dress.
* Make a full apron with adjustable neck strap.
* Make a half-apron.
When does it happen?
* Whenever you want. As soon as payment is received you'll receive a link to download The Master Plan. It has links to all the emails that originally went out as part of this series, so you'll get the patterns, the companion videos, AND all the other helpful links and tips and tricks that went along with it. Work at your own pace. The patterns are yours forever and the access to the videos never expires.
What if I get stuck or have questions?
* You can email me at any time. I'm happy to help!
I used these patterns to dress my daughter for YEARS - building almost her entire wardrobe from them. Take a look at the rest of the photos to see just some of the many (MANY!) outfits you'll make. :-)Pin It