Every year around this time we prepare for taking our family picture. You know, the one that will be featured on our yearly Christmas Card! We pick a color and try to find tops to fit the bill. This year we chose navy blue so I went out to the stores to see what I could find. Let me tell you, there is almost nothing for a toddler girl in navy blue, especially mostly solid navy blue! So after two stores I decided it was time for a DIY. I bought the softest, biggest shirt I could find and decided to try to use the Maggie Mae pattern to create something my little girl could wear.
I used just the top yolk piece to cut a boatneck style top and then cut off the existing sleeves at the very bottom to add since the rest of us all had long sleeves. Then I cut the bottom off the shirt to gather to the yolk. It didn’t matter how wide the original shirt was since I wanted a gathered look. I just kept the factory hems on the sleeves and the shirt bottom.
I used some scraps to create a neck “ribbing” to give it a finished look. It went together in no time!
She was comfy and cute. Here’s the best pic to show off the shirt:
And here’s the Christmas Card Pic!
A big thanks to Michelle Kaufman for taking our photos again this year. Always a great job! Check her out: Photography by Michelle