I am going to Comic Con tomorrow and taking some kiddos with me. Keith was Obe-Wan for Halloween one year, and then Darth Maul another year. Plus I just bought a Worf costume for him, too... just in case I could talk him into it (take off the sash and it is a Star Trek TNG engineering/science officer uniform... no Klingon makeup required). So the boys have those costumes to choose from if they'd like to dress up tomorrow. But little K2 had nothing to wear that showed our family's geek side. Of course that didn't stop ME though!
While at Wal-Mart, I saw the Men sized geek shirts. There was Sheldon saying Bazinga! or Green Lantern or Batman (which of course my little Superhero wanted desperately). I love blue so I was drawn to the Superman shirt. I bought it for a mere $7.50 in a Men's Small. Then I came home and got to work.
I found THIS BLOG about how to make an old shirt into a toddler dress, looked it over, and realized that I could do this REALLY easily!
I found a dress of K2's that I really liked, though it's getting a little small. But I liked the lines of it.
Taylor Gown that we just posted about!
I cut off some of the back collar from the blue shirt's scraps and sewed it onto the shirt. I could have just left it on to begin with, but this was my first attempt at making an adult shirt into a kid dress.
Next, with right sides together (shirt inside out), I sewed the shoulder hem, followed by the sleeve hem (easier to do when you can still lay it flat).
Then, still inside out, I sewed the side seam. Then I hemmed the bottom.
Turn it back right side out and this is what I had:
So, yes, I am the coolest mom EVER! I just made a dress for my toddler out of a men's shirt so that she could go to Comic Con with me!!