When visiting my in-laws in Alaska (And yes... feel free to be jealous. That is where they live!) Anyways... She was giving away boxes of clothing and such for Spring Cleaning time. I couldn't resist my natural pilfering and recycling urge! Yup... even while on vacation! So...
This is a shirt of my Mother-in-Laws that she collected on one of her teaching stints in China! Of course everytime she returned she had gifts for the Grandkids. But that was about 3 years ago and my daughter still remembers her neat things that she has grown out of so...
Here is the shirt. I layed it out all nice and flat so I could ponder my ideas for it.
Then I folded it in half and laid one of her shirts on top that I liked the fit of. I just followed the line of the shirt, but about a half inch out. I then cut the sleeve smaller to fit!
Then I pinned both sleeves on and sewed and surged the seam.
Then I surged the sides and up underneath the sleeves by the pits... Turned it wrong side out and sewed the two sides together. I started at the sleeves and stopped about where the fabric flairs out.
Then I folded over the bottom flair once around and stitched it closed using a fancy stitch!
Done! she was so excited. She loved the length too. When she walks fast it kicks up. Funny girl!
Total Cost: FREE