When Sadie was about 1 month old, I bought her a really cute sweater from Baby Gap in a size 18 - 24 months. I could just picture her running around as a toddler being so fashionable in it. It had a white blouse to go with it, but I was trying to not spend too much money, so I decided against it. I thought, "how hard would it be to find a blouse later when she is old enough to wear it." Well, apparently it's really hard. I think it's one of those things that when you need it, you just can't find it anywhere. She is turning 2 this February and still hasn't worn the sweater. It makes me so sad. I don't want her to outgrow it without ever wearing it.
I've heard about people making T shirts into peasant tops and thought that I would like to try it. If anything, maybe Sadie could wear it with the sweater I bought her.
Here's what I started with.
I cut the t-shirt like this.
Then I used the rolled hem on my serger and serged the neck and sleeves. Then I shirred the neck and sleeves. I didn't want the bottom of the shirt to hang straight, so I cut of the hem, and did a rolled hem around that as well. I stretched the shirt out while doing the rolled around the bottom so it would give it a cute wavy look to it.
Here is how it ended up.
Over the sweater.