Back in November before I was comfortable sewing knits I bought three t-shirts from Charlotte Russe, so naturally they weren’t the best quality. They were all the same tee in different colors, all boatneck all 3/4 sleeved and I loved them…so much that they quickly wore out.
After the first one wore out I decided to turn it into a pattern. I ripped it up, traced it onto posterboard so that I have a super durable pattern for later. I bought some value knits from Hancocks and a nice knit from Gail K Fabrics.
I’ve made 2 of these so far, one ended up getting shortened into a t-shirt. I also have 2 more cut out waiting for me to sew.
This is the resulting mini dress from the Gail K fabric, its a navy and white striped knit. It did shrink a bit in the wash so I haven’t really been wearing it as a dress, more like a tunic or swim cover up.
I actually made this at the end of March intending to open shop on Etsy and sell mini t-shirt dresses but after I washed it, it shrunk so much that I didn’t feel comfortable selling it. I do still plan on opening an Etsy shop eventually but right now I’m really lacking in creative direction. Maybe in a few months. Sigh.
P.S. the stripes match on the sides 🙂
I now have 42/540 cut out and basted, which means I have 8% of the pieces done.
Tomorrow Beignet photos!