My oldest daughter had no PJ’s for the hot weather. “Everything is too hot!” she said. No, it can’t be. . . she was right. Everything was flannel and fleece. But I have already blown my budget for the month. Between summer supplies, summer clothes, field trips and so on, I am maxed out.
To my drawers I went and I pulled out 3 shirts that I almost never wear. They are too short and my tummy peeks out when I reach my hands up over my head. No one wants to see that!
So here is how I turned some old long sleeved v-neck t-shirts into cute little nightgowns for my daughter in 4 super easy steps.
The shirts are a woman’s medium and I would say that a 5T to 6X could easily wear them.
Step 1 – Cut off the sleeves and neck, tight at the seam. My t-shirts were v-necks with an existing generous opening. If you are using a smaller crew neck, you may want to make the opening a little larger.
Then switch to a long wide zig-zag stitch. I changed mine to 5mm and 2.5mm. Pull the elastic tight, BUT NOT THE FABRIC. Zig-zag over the elastic. At the end straight, stitch again to attach.
When you are done you get a great stretchy gather, perfect for necklines!
Done! I made 3 in 30 minutes!
But if you turned the edges over and hemmed them, you could have a super cute dress. It would only take a few extra minutes to hem and it would be fun to do with some of our old graphic t’s. HMM – I may need to try that!
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