You could say that creativity has been somewhat lacking in our house lately. We had been expecting to be moving until red tape put a rather abrupt hold on our plans, and the past few months of waiting around have not been especially inspirational! Creativity has not been happening.
And then we spotted this t shirt in the clearance rack.
And I remembered the sewing machine tucked away in storage, that I had bought to help keep myself entertained after we do move. And I realised that this t shirt very clearly wanted to be made into a dress!
A quick google search revealed there were lots of instructions online for making t shirt dresses. I decided to base my one on these instructions by Mormon Mommy Wars. Nice and straight forward, and quick too. Of course, me being me, I then proceeded to change every step - shorten the t shirt, make the skirt fuller, add a frill, add some lace.... Needless to say I made one dress in two hours, rather than six in two hours like it said in the instructions! But the end result was worth it...
a pretty, inexpensive dress (with none of the fuss of having to put in sleeves or finish necklines!)
and a very happy girl (giving the dress the 'spin twirl dance' test).
Best of all - some creativity at last!