The designers at NYC-based Sweet Seams have created a collection of 28 dresses that all start with a simple T-shirt. You can upcycle any T-shirt, maybe even an old favorite that doesn't quite have the same fit anymore or one that's stained near the hem.
I received the book in the mail at the perfect time too, my daughter has been growing like a weed and is in desperate need of some new summery dresses.
I decided to make the "Peachy Keen" dress for my daughter, I like the pleated sash on this dress.
It is hard to find t-shirts for babies under 12 months so I started with a simple white onsie. The directions were easy to follow and the dress sewed up really quick.
The apple print on the dress is "Farmdale Orchard" by Alexander Henry and I used a coordinating solid and some pink grosgrain ribbon I had on hand for the sash.
One neat thing about using a onsie to make the dress was I was able to sew the skirt on the dress and keep the bottom of the onsie intact. Instead of cutting off the bottom like you would with a t-shirt I just drew a line where I wanted the skirt to go, that way I could sew the skirt on straight. Now I don't have to search for a matching diaper cover when she wears the dress.
You can check out the other stops on the blog tour listed below to see more projects from the book as well as book reviews and giveaways!