Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lil Blue Boo Recycled T-Shirt Sienna Dress Pattern Review

Before I tried my hand at the pattern in the last post, I thought I'd try the Recycled T-Shirt Sienna Dress by Lil Blue Boo, especially since I could chop up some of my old t-shirts and not worry I was wasting good fabric.  Let me say that as a beginner, I found the pattern to be very straight forward. The pattern includes lots of photographs which helped me immensely. I LOVE when patterns include photos.  The only thing I did not attempt was the neck line - I opted for a peasant neckline instead - which looks great and was super easy.  This was the first time I had sewn any type of top or dress so I was a little nervous about the sleeves.  But, once I saw the pattern and put everything together, it all made perfect sense.   Little K doesn't like long sleeves, so I tried to do a 3/4 length sleeve.  They ended up at kind of a weird length, i.e. elbow length (I'm to blame here, not the pattern) - they should either be a little longer or a little shorter - but it will do.  The best part, the fabric is super super soft because those shirts had been washed so many times. 

I used 3 old t-shirts of mine - they were super thin knit and if I hadn't been in such a rush, I would have run out and gotten a ball-point needle.  I honestly have no idea what needle I used, but it worked fine.   All and all I would consider this to be a successful project and I will certainly make more.  The only downer was that my little one doesn't like it (which I had a feeling going into it because of the colors).  When I showed it to her, her reply was a simple "Nah".  Oh well.  She wasn't being too cooperative for her photo shoot - so this was the best I could do.

If you have a little girl and haven't tried this pattern, definitely give it a go!


1 comment:

  1. My key fobs came today and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Thank you so much!