This t shirt refashion is quick and easy. Find an adult t shirt that is small enough to fit your toddler like a dress. I needed a size 3T, the t shirt used was a size small.
Start with an old t-shirt.
Put it on your child. Mark with a water soluble marker or just an ink pen (on the side seam where you won't see your mark) where you want your shirred waist. Mine started at the diaphragm and ended right above the belly button. Take the t shirt off and smooth is out on a flat surface. Mark with your pen (or I used a pattern tracer wheel) a straight line across the front and the back of the shirt in both areas, like the picture above. These are your guidelines for the shirring.
Start shirring the t shirt. Your first shir line will be on the line you marked. I needed 12 shir lines to fill in the two lines I marked, spacing each line out by a 1/4 inch.
Since we are using an adult t shirt, the sleeve openings will probably be too big. We can fix that by shirring a few lines around the opening of the sleeves. I opted for 3 lines because my sleeves weren't that big. I think it would look really cute with the whole sleeve shirred.
That's all! If your getting really into shirring like I am, you will have this finished in about 15 minutes or less.
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