Thursday, January 21, 2010

T-Shirt to Peasant Top

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.


  1. That is a really adorable sweater. She looks fabulous in it!

  2. Wow, you are very talented. Great job! It looks adorable on her! :)

  3. k... love it! You girls can do anything!!!!!

  4. This turned out really cute! Your daughter looks like she loves it too!
    Care at Obsessively Stitching did a great tutorial on this a while ago-same thing, but a lot more descriptions. You can check it out at

    It's such a great idea!