|Make a Spiderman Dress from an old T-shirt!|
I've done a lot of these t-shirt dresses before. In fact, my mother made them for me as a child. Maybe you have some old t-shirts. Maybe you can't find a cute dress for your kid. Maybe there aren't a bunch of cute dresses that feature Spiderman. There are many reasons to sew a dress.
So, grab your t-shirt.
|Use a piece of clothing, a shirt or dress|
that fits the kiddo. Use pins, or draw outline
where you want to take in. Leave some room
for seam allowance.
|Sew the side seams to the correct measurements.|
(according to the markings you made
from the fitted piece)
|Add some sparkles!!! Or not, whatever|
you or your kiddo likes.
|Use the other piece (skirt, or shorts)|
to measure where you want the skirt to fall.
|Cut out your base fabric. I used a stiff double|
knit as my base skirt. I sewed the ruffles onto
it. The ruffled fabric was too transparent
to go without a liner. Plus, I wanted
three layers of ruffles, not just one.
Now, I forgot to take a picture of my layout, and the making of the ruffled pieces. But, I cut about three times the length of the skirt, for the ruffled fabric. Then I gathered the ruffles to fit the measurement of the underskirt. I like to use an elastic thread in my bobbin (you have to hand wind it not use the bobbin winder on your machine) Then I have a long zig zag with a looser tension. Then, I pull the elastic thread by hand to fit the measurements. The fabric I had used (a very thin almost pantyhose like knit) wouldn't work well with my gathering foot. Then, I pinned my ruffle on to the skirt, and sewed it on (carefully). I also finished the ends of the ruffle pieces with my serger. I hadn't test washed this fabric so I wasn't sure it would hold up without a hem.
Make sure to use the correct ballpoint needles, and the right stitch (either zig zag or serger) to make sure you have stretch in the finished garment.
|I used my serger to attach the|
skirt to the shirt. But then I also added a
sparkly elastic over the seam.
There's the goose, cute as can be in her Spiderman dress. As she tells me often,
"Spiderman is Peter Parker, and Peter Parker is a GOOD GUY."
Couldn't have said it better Kiddo.