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Recycled T-Shirt Sienna Dress - Sizes 6mths-6

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Author Lil Blue Boo
Price $12.00
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by KaraJes*Designs
on August 8th, 2013

“Great pattern!!! It was my first pattern to sew with knits. Thank you!”

Introducing....the Recycled T-Shirt Sienna Dress ePattern! The sizes included in the pattern are 6M to size 6 years. It is a very versatile pattern and includes options for:
:: Long, short and ¾ sleeves
:: Bell sleeve or tapered sleeves
:: Adding a ruffle and altering the dress length

This is a 26-page PDF tutorial with 7 pattern pages and includes ALL of my tips and tricks for sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine. You can also use a serger if you prefer. The dress takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish and there are many options for customizing the dress to your liking!

Start saving your t-shirts, knit clothing and scrap fabric now! My daughter received so many compliments and inquiries on these dresses that I decided to make it into a comprehensive tutorial that even the most inexperienced sewer can follow! Recycling t-shirts is not only an economical way to make clothing for children, but also an easy way to make one-of-a-kind, comfortable, soft clothing that you could never find in a store!

My original PDF pattern & tutorial includes:
:: 26 pages of easy to follow step-by-step complete sewing instructions
:: 71 full color images, diagrams and drawings to demonstrate pattern specifics
:: 7 pattern pages which include separate patterns for sizes 6-12M, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5 & 6
:: Options for sleeve lengths and bell sleeves or tapered sleeves
:: Options for customizing your dress by adding a ruffle and adding your own graphics

:: 2 or 3 t-shirts or other knit clothing/fabric (preferably the same weight)
:: Coordinating thread (100% polyester thread is the best for sewing knits)
:: Spray starch
:: Disappearing ink pen
:: Freezer paper or other large paper for creating pattern pieces

Optional materials:
:: Either a jersey ball point or a stretch needle (I use an orange size 11 needle for my Singer machine)
:: For freezer paper stenciling: Freezer paper (I use Reynolds brand), fabric paint

26 pages, 71 full color images, diagrams and drawings, plus 7 pattern pages

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a dress from a t-shirt. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.


Copyright © 2009 by Ashley Hackshaw. All rights reserved. Reproduction or sharing of the information in this ebook pattern is prohibited in any form without permission of the author. This pattern is for personal and home use and may be used to make garments in small quantities for resale, provided the pattern was purchased from the author or an authorized dealer.

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by KaraJes*Designs
on August 8th, 2013

Great pattern!!! It was my first pattern to sew with knits. Thank you!

by nursecari
on December 16th, 2012

Awesome pattern. Easy to follow and love all the options. First try and it turned out great!! thanks so much!!

by Normandin, Melissa
on December 3rd, 2012

Awesome pattern and so many ways to put it together which is part of the fun!!

by Smith, Linda
on September 23rd, 2012

LOVE this pattern, I have used it soooo many times. Very easy to mix up and make something different. For sure one you should have in your "stash."

by Hawker, Sarah
on July 19th, 2012

This is such a great pattern, I have made six dresses in varying sizes with it. Every time I pass an op shop I have to check out the t-shirt selections specifically with this pattern in mind!

by Moyer, Sarah
on June 13th, 2012

I'm a big fan of Lil Blue Boo! Ashley does a great job of explaining how to work with knits. My girls love all the fun dresses I've made them using this pattern. I'm constantly looking for tees to recycle

by Bricker, Cheryl
on March 16th, 2012

I've made probably about 30 dresses with this pattern. It works well and goes together well. Will be making many more!! I was even easily able to adjust up above the maximum available size as my daughter has outgrown the largest size.

by Emerson, Valerie
on January 14th, 2012

Afraid of working with knits? This is the pattern for you!

This pattern is so easy and fun to make, especially if using recycled tees! A fantastic way to get into sewing knits if you haven't done so before. Since the hem and sleeves are finished by using recycled t-shirts you can serge or sew this dress in less than an hour! I now buy t-shirts at thrift stores in XL and good condition or simply have friends donate them and voila! A new and comfy dress that takes no time at all.

By far my fastest and easiest pattern to make. My daughter especially likes to take funky t-shirts from my friends for a really sassy look! You just can't beat a comfy, easy, fun pattern like this. If you've not worked with knits before this is the perfect pattern to get started and she makes it so easy with clear instructions and fantastic pictures.

Another bonus is that there is nothing binding anywhere on the dress so if you have a child with sensory issues or medical issues it keeps them comfy all day long!

I reach for this over and over again and can whip up a special dress for school holidays the night before (and once even the morning of!)

People beg to find out where to buy these dresses and when I tell them I make them they can't believe it.

Best tip for a really professional looking dress is to use the sleeves from a nice women's shirt that has some gathering at the shoulder.

I highly recommend this pattern and the fun variations that are provided.

by leigh ann
on August 1st, 2001

i am such a fan of the lil blue boo blog. i read it every day and i have bought this pattern and the hoodie pattern. both turned out fabulous. once you make something for your little one out of recycled t-shirts you start scrounging your attic and goodwills for cute jersey fabric. you'll never look at an old tshirt the same way again. MUST HAVE!!!!!

by Teresa V
on August 1st, 2001

The best pattern!! Great for beginners. Once you make the first dress you will never have to look at the pattern again. Super easy and super fun to make.

by Rosemary Wilmott
on August 1st, 2001

The Sienna Dress is a relatively easy pattern to follow with multiple variations and heaps of ideas for you to be creative with recycled tees and new fabrics. The Sienna does run large in it's sizing. I made the size 5 and on my 6 year old it was huge, the neckline was more suitable for myself (and yes I did it exactly as instructed) and it sort of hangs as it is wide. That being said, It is easy to adjust all this, use a smaller size for the neck band and again for the sides of the dress, use a smaller size and just keep your length. I recommend this pattern to anyone who wants an easy dress pattern for knits that will allow you to adapt it to your needs.