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recycled t-shirt dress

A few weeks ago I made Raeca this cute dress out of 2 shirts -one of mine and one of Jared’s. She loves to wear it. I wish I would have been able to get a full length shot but this girl is high energy and doesn’t stands still long enough these days for me to get a good shot. 🙁

I found the pattern online and it was so easy to follow, I actually made two! This one was the second one I made, the first one is a long sleeve that Rae uses as a nightgown. This was my first time successfully making an article of clothing (with the exception of pajama pants back in high school) and it has given me the confidence to try something else soon!

What I love about this dress is that I wore that shirt when I was pregnant with Rae, and now that is is functional for her, I don’t need to get rid of it!

Back in the pregnancy days:

I also wore it in Africa back at the beginning of the year (please excuse the weird colors of this photo):

If you are looking for a simple sewing project to make for a little girl I would definitely recommend this one. It only takes about two hours to complete (which is a lot shorter than many sewing projects). If you do try it let me know, I’d love to see a photo!

with love,

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  1. A repurposed t-shirt dress – what a wonderful idea Chantel! She looks so adorable. I totally understand what you mean about the them not staying still much. These days I’m lucky if I can get a couple of decent photos a week!
    Ronnie xo

    1. Well, I hate that your kids don’t stay still for you but it’s nice to know I’m not the only one having these troubles!

  2. Wow, Chantel, you did a great job on Raeca’s dress! I love that you repurposed some of your old t-shirts for it. I’ve been wanting to try something like that, but I’m a wee bit afraid of sewing with knits. Was it alright? It looks really cute on her. Hugs xoxo

    1. Oh it was so easy Fiona! Based on what I’ve seen you sew for your kids it would be a cinch for you!

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