I never really notice how much my daughter is growing until we try on a long-sleeved shirt in the fall that hasn’t been worn since early spring. I swear, the clothes shrink on their own while sitting in the drawer!
Ashley from Make It and Love It solves the problem of the ever-shrinking shirt by creating a contrasting faux layers. She created a boy version and a girl version. The boy version uses knit yardage for the faux layers, but the girl version uses an adult long-sleeved shirt. As a bonus, she took the leftover fabric from the long-sleeved adult shirt and made a matching pair of capri pants. Waste not, want not! Go to the tutorials – for the boy shirt, for the girl shirt, for the capris.
[photo from Make It and Love It]
[tags]sewing, tutorial, short, long, sleeves, shirt, child, boy, girl, capri, pants[/tags]
By Anne Weaver