T shirt dresses

Old 09-09-2014, 04:48 PM
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Hi all...this is definitely not about quilting! Have any of you made a tshirt dress for a little girl, and cut the shirt off 4 inches below the sleeve? After the skirt is sewn on, will the little girl still be able to put it on over her head? (Since the fabric skirt won't "give" like a stretchy tshirt would). Hope this makes sense! I want to make a tshirt dress like this: t shirt wrap dress
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:31 AM
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I have never made one with the t-shirt cut 4 in below the sleeve but have made a lot with a dropped waist line. I did not have any problem using cotton fabric for the skirt area.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:36 AM
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Can't answer your question but the dresses sure are cute!
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:38 AM
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If you click on the highlighted info in the first sentence, the pattern is for sale on Amazon.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:18 AM
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Mom and I use to make them with polo shirts and they were wonderful. 2 polo shirts cut off one that is sized to fit and sew it to the bottom of a larger one so it is long enough.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:43 AM
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It says it's a wrap dress. The skirt wraps around so it would slip over the head.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:47 AM
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It says it's a wrap dress. The skirt wraps around so it would slip over the head.
Actually, it's a fake wrap dress - it's just an extra layer of fabric that makes it look like a wraparound. I have some "Frozen" fabric I'd like to use, but I don't want to waste it, if they can't pull it over their heads!
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:00 AM
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I used to make these for my daughter & granddaughters. But I only cut about 6" off the bottom of the t-shirt & added a ruffle.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:32 PM
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in the pic with the model, it looks fitted... but if you scroll to the directions, you can see that it is more straight up and down. yes, it will go over the head.
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I have made them and there is no problem going over the head. Generally the T-shirt isn't to fitted so there is plenty of room.
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