Toddler Short Outfit for Summer Re Fashion from Old T shirt
I took a pair of shorts that fit and turned them inside out. From there I traced them on the lower part of the shirt using the shirt’s hem as the bottom of the shorts. There should also be two layers.
The straight side of the shorts should be on the fold not the way it is pictured.
You should have two legs. There needs to be two layers for two legs. See where the side of the shorts were on the fold. See how they already resemble the shape of a pair of shorts.
They should look similar to this when un folded. There can be some give here. They can be a little bigger.
Lay the two pieces with their tops touching. and sew along the sides. I did a double stitch for support. Stop right at the end of the curve.
Open then up and put the part you sewed together. You should have a v shape that is open at the bottom.
Sew across the V.
Fold the top down and pin. I couldn’t find my pins but pinning would make things so much easier.
Sew around leaving an opening for the elastic.
Using a saftey pin in the end of the elastic as shown.
Feed the pin and elastic through the casing you created.
Sew the elastic together and sew your casing closed. You now have a new pair of shorts! Great WORK!
For the top. I used a top she already had that was just a blank tshirt.
Then just simply sew a zig zag stitch around your applique. Start with the bottom layer and work up. tada you have a brand new shirt! A tip for corners would be to stop, lift your foot with the needle down and then turn.
I made a hair bow out of the left over fabrics. I just twisted a strip and then rolled it into a rose. For a better tutorial on this one you can read a past tutorial I did here.
I’m just a multi-passionate Christian mom of three, who sews, crochets, crafts, and creates printable and educational materials. I love working in photography, digital art, graphics, and all things crafting. The LORD is my guide as I blog about my life.