Life with an autistic son, two daughters, a husband, and a full time job can get pretty hectic! Making things helps me maintain SANITY.
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
A-line dress from a t-shirt
I had to run a quick errand at Kmart the other day. As the girls and I walked in (Sam was with one of his ABA therapists), we passed a rack of t-shirts on sale for just a few dollars each. They were pretty shapeless and I almost walked by but then I realized that they were made from a nice strong interlock knit fabric. I had Maya pick one out and when I got home I cut out an a-line dress, made some bias trim straps and literally within 20 minutes Maya had a new dress. For Maya's narrow build this dress is perfect. If I make more I will switch the bias binding across the tops for an elastic casing (I like a little gather at the top of an a-line or else it just looks too boring). The great part about this project was that the hem was already finished for me. I don't have a serger so I can't give a garment hem that fully polished look.
Maya has terrible red-eye in this picture. I fixed it but I can't get the fixed photo to load in the proper rotation. Oh well.