Last night after the kids were in bed I decided to make a little something for my Miss Violet. I had already made a dress for Eleanor out of this pillowcase and had a bit left over and decided to make a shirt out of it for her.
I measured from her shoulder to where I wanted the shirt to hit and added a couple inches for the seam allowance in the neckline. I cut armholes using this pattern and made seam bias from some other vintage polka dot fabric I had.
Then I ironed down the neckline 1/4″ and then another 1″ to make room to thread a ribbon through it. I sewed it down.
Then I added pockets by making a template in a wide U shape I cut the pocket and liner in this shape. Then ironed a pleat in the center and tacked it down. I covered some large buttons with the vintage sheet fabric and attached those at the center of the pockets. I then attached the pockets to the shirt.
Then I added the ribbon to the neckline. Using a large safety pin, I fed the ribbon all the way through the front and back of the neckline. Then I cinched it up to where it would best fit her. I cut off the ribbon ends and used a lighter to heat seal the ends so they don’t fray. Then I folded the ends over a few times and sewed them down so they *hopefully won’t unthread.
So, now they have a matching outfit 🙂 It’s kinda cute, I kinda want to make more matchy matchy stuff…….
Violet’s outfit details
Shirt – handmade using vintage sheet and vintage fabric.
Leggings – The Children’s Place
Jacket and Boots – thrifted
Necklace – vintage costume jewelry inherited from her Great Grandma Rouvoe 🙂
Hairbow – handmade using wool felt
*Eleanor’s dress is one I made using the Altered Onesie Dress Tutorial.