As I mentioned in my last post, I like to make new outfits for the girls for our Disney trip every year. When I first started sewing the easiest outfits to make were t-shirt dresses. This pattern can be found on You Can Make This from Duck Soup Orginals. I made these for the girls when they were three but I think that they still work with leggings underneath. The Mickey Mouse on the front is made out of buttons because I had not attempted appliqué yet when I made these.
3 Years Old
5 Years Old
Last year, I made these two. It was fun taking the girls with me to the fabric store to pick out what they wanted. One chose Ariel and the other chose Princess Tiana.
The pattern is really simple and easy to follow with a lot of photos. The pattern only goes up to a size 5 and my girls wear a size 8 so I had to “guesstimate” on the size. I didn’t want to waist my “good” fabric so I made a mock up using muslin that was on 99 cents a yard.
The first mock up fit fine but looked a little snug with a shirt on underneath. I new that it would still be too cool in FL to wear it without something under it. I adjusted the size a bit more to what is probably a size 9 roughly. I also decided to try using a satin (zigzag) stitch with this appliqué rather than a straight stitch as I have done in the past. Having the mock up gave me a chance to practice this.
Last but not least, my friend Caryn made these awesome Mickey tie dye dresses. This one just seemed beyond me although she kept assuring me that they were easy. Here is the link to the thread on the disboards for how to make these.
If you make any of these, I would love to see your photos. You can find my e-mail on my profile page. I hope to get a post up in the next day or two with more details on how to do the Mickey appliqué.