Me: (in a sickly sweet tone) “Gigi, will you please let Mommy take some pictures of you in your new shirt?!”
Gigi: “No I have to feed Foofa this cake.”
Me: “Gigi, mommy really needs some pretty pictures of your new shirt. Put Foofa and the cake (a little wooden block) down, and help mommy, please.”
Gigi: “But Foofa needs her cake.”
Me: (in a stern tone) “Gigi, mommy needs these pictures for work. I work so I can get money to buy you fun stuff. If you help mommy work I will buy you a treat for being such a hard worker! Will you please help mommy?!”
Gigi: (totally indifferent) “I want a sucker and red juice.”
AND THIS IS WHAT I GOT for that astronomical price. It must be EXACTLY what they pay the Urban Outfitter’s models, because they have this same sullen look, don’t you think?
But regardless of my little sassy-pants, I’m SO excited for this! Ginger has an endless supply of adorable leggings, but I feel like I’m constantly trying to find shirts to go with them. Because so many of her leggings are so cute, I don’t always want to pair them with a busy t-shirt. I’ve wanted a sweatshirt t-shirt for her for a while, and I haven’t found one, so I finally just made one and now I’m going to make 5 more!
If you can cut moderately straight lines and sew somewhat straight lines, YOU CAN MAKE THIS SHIRT!
There is NO hemming, NO measuring and NO pattern.
ARE YOU PUMPED?!
Let’s do it.
YOU WILL NEED:
– An old sweatshirt with no zipper or front pockets
– A shirt or onesie to reference for size
– A pen
– A sewing machine
– A moody toddler or happy baby
See, the genius of this is that you do not have to HEM AT ALL! WEEE!
1. Utilize the bottom of the sweatshirt so you do not have to hem. If you wanted to capture a design somewhere in the center of the sweatshirt you don’t HAVE to do this, you just would have an unfinished bottom, which could look cool!
2. Use a marker or pen to make the rough shape of HALF of the shirt. You don’t want a lopsided shirt. I measured about 3″ away from the side of the reference shirt because I wanted a boxy look. It ended up being TOO boxy and I took it in on each side about half an inch.
3. Cut out the half you traced, then fold the shirt in half so you can cut out the other half to match perfectly.
4. Place the shirt right sides together (fuzzy side out) and make sure to match the bottom seams of the band.
5. Pin and sew! (I never pin things…I’m wild and SLOPPY!)
6. Try the shirt on your victim, and trim and fix as necessary. I cut some of the sides off, and then resewed the shirt. I also made the neckline bigger.
7. Roll the sleeves. You could sew them in place with a few stitches by hand if you wanted! Make a cute lil notch on the neckline if you want!
8. Embellish to your heart’s content! I think I’ll add some studs to other ones!