Saturday, September 5, 2009

My TeeCycle and Simple Hair Bow Efforts

Finally Sewed!

Took ideas from GrosGrainFabulous website tutorial at:
and made my own TeeCycle dress!

  • Cut off one of Grace's Mother's Day Out t-shirts.
  • Then measured the bottom of the t-shirt.  Multiplied times 2.
  • Cut three strips of fabric 4 inches wide by 52 inches long.
  • Sewed a long stitch, and hand gathered the top edge of one of the strips.
  • Then sewed on the other two long strips onto the gathered strip.  
  • Sewed on the gathered edge onto the bottom of the t-shirt.
  • Then cut out two  7 inch wide by 52 inch long strips.
  • Sewed the two 7 by 52 inch strips together at the short end.
  • Folded the fabric wrong sides together (form a 3.5 inch strip), and sewed 1/4 inch to make the ruffle part of the dress.
  • Put on the Singer Sewing Featherweight Ruffle attachment to my machine, then just kind of guessed, and ruffled away.  
  • Pressed the gathered edge, and attached it to the bottom of the dress 1/2 inch seam.  Then pressed.
  • Then I topstitched the edge of where I attached the ruffle onto the bottom of the dress (Thanks Tammy!).
    Additionally, made a long tube of fabric, changed up the ruffle adjustments a bit, and made a long ruffle, on both sides of the fabric.  Then I used the "How to make a simple Bow" tutorial at: 

    Here is the finished product!

    Hair Bow Up Close!

    Here is Miss Grace, lounging in her new playdress!