Monday, June 28, 2010

Tshirts to Pjs

Recycling an adult tshirt into knit shorts for kids is one of the quickest and easiest sewing projects around. Here I changed a plain white shirt into bloomers or PJs for my daughter. I traced an existing pair of shorts (my son's actually!) to get the shape. Using the hem of the shirt as the hem of the pants, I only had to cut two pieces and sew three seams plus the waistband. That is done by a quick fold over casing into which a length of elastic is inserted. The ruffle is just a gathered strip of the tshirt sewn on.

1 comment:

twin fibers said...

Love it!! I'm going to have to try that soon. The ruffle is great!