Barbarann was the first to discover the up cycled t-shirt dress on ETSY. She purchased an amazing one for her daughter, and we all absolutely LOVED it. She and Lisa got together and made a couple of dresses for their daughters. The dresses are beautiful and very cute! So, I asked (well, begged!) to come along to their next sewing day.
Here is an example that I found:
Anne, who really isn't into wearing dresses, thought this t-shirt dress was pretty cool. She came with me to purchase the t-shirt for her dress, and the rest of the material. I felt like an idiot at the fabric counter because I had NEVER purchased fabric before!
We got 1/2 yard each of red and blue t-shirt material, and a t-shirt with a penguin and Christmas tree lights.
When I got to Lisa's home, she showed me all of the amazing t-shirts she had purchased at her local thrift store, along with the jersey material she had. She graciously gave me some material from her stash for Anne's dress. Thank you SO MUCH, Lisa!!
Barbarann, being the amazing photographer that she is, brought her camera along. Here are the photos that she took from our fun day. But, I don't have any photos of her - sorry BA!
Here is my dress, after I cut out the material from the pattern and we laid it out on the floor. That red material was from an old t-shirt that Lisa purchased from the thrift shop. Cool, huh?
We used the word "sparkle" from the sleeve of the t-shirt and I sewed it onto the back of the dress. It looks adorable! Thanks Lisa, for the great idea!
Lisa set up her craft table in her living room and that's where we worked. Look at Lisa's beautiful Christmas tree!
Lisa taught me how to use her serger sewing machine. Her serger really gave us that finished look to our dresses. Lisa told me that it is a treasure to her as it was given to her by her beloved grandmother! She always thinks of her when she uses it. That is such a wonderful memory!
OK, here is Anne in her dress:
And at her Tap dance recital - they didn't have to purchase costumes! So, she had a great dress to wear: YAY!
Thanks once again, Lisa and BA, from the bottom of my heart!!!!! Such fun memories!