My little girl has a long torso. This means that most t-shirts don't fit her properly and her little belly hangs out. I don't particulary like that look on three year olds.
I have an addiction to plaid. Madras plaid sundresses on little girls make my heart sing. Char had a couple of sundresses that fit her well last year, but due to a growth spurt they are far too short. There was still a lot of wear left in the fabric, the colours were still lovely and I hated to see these dresses out of the wardrobe.
What's a resourceful momma with a sewing machine to do? I chopped the bodices off the sundresses, gathered the skirts to fit and sewed them to the hems of the t-shirts. Voila! New playdresses for free!
A beloved Dora shirt. I am so happy the fabric I had available matched the t-shirts so perfectly.
This was a very hard shot to take--my girl doesn't stand still for long.
See? This is much closer to her natural state. Clearly these dresses are comfy to play in.