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Tutorial: Toddler dress from a womens tshirt

A couple of years ago, when i started Design Diary, I was really into remaking old things into new things (OK FINE i still am hehehe). I took some old PJ pants from when i was a kid, and made them into a top & bloomers  for Bunny. About a year later, I decided to try and do something with the pj top that matched. This was the result! The t-shirt was really small (I think I was about 13 when I wore it… hahaha Meg is a hoarder) and I realised that it was probably the right length to make a dress for Bunny for summer. It’s worked for her from about age 2 through to 4.5 (now) and it’s more like a tunic length now. I kind of love things that last that long!

Getting a toddler to stand still for a photo is near impossible – i find these poses so hilarious!

This was a very small tshirt so it worked perfectly for a toddler- but the concept would work just as well for an older child, you would just need to use a larger tshirt.
So incase anyone else is interested in how to do this, here a super shortie tutorial!
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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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