Now that Kids Clothes Week is over, it's time to get back to blogging about some of the other items I have made for the girls this spring! First up is a huge staple in their wardrobe - the basic white tee.
Since white goes with basically everything, I feel like you can't have too many plain white tees. That doesn't mean you can't make them fun! For this one, I used Whimsy Couture's Terrific Tee pattern. It's such a quick sew, you can churn out t-shirts by the truckload!
To make the ruffled front, I cut the shirt pattern pieces and then cut 3 strips of white knit that were 2" wide and about twice the width of the front bodice. I gathered the strips until the just hung over the edge of the bodice, pinned them in place and stitched them down right over the gathering stitches. I assembled the rest of the shirt according to the pattern directions and voila! A super cute ruffle tee in no time at all!
This white knit was a total steal, people. I found it on a clearance fabric end cap at Walmart for $1.50 a yard. Seriously. I bought 3 yards and I wish I had bought more. I made these shirts, plus a pair of long sleeved ones that are completely plain. Those long sleeved shirts are like gold around here. It's a loooong winter in the midwest and spring and fall can be pretty chilly so we do a lot of layering! I still have some of the knit left and I'm sure more t-shirts are on the horizon!
The ridiculously cute jean skirts are from Old Navy. 3T skirt, 4T shirt...these girls are a bit long in the torso. Toddler belly alert!
Love it. Happy Wednesday and Happy May, everyone!