The t shirt dress. Not an original idea, for I seem to remember something along these lines from the 90's.
I thought of this idea whilst rifling through my stash of fabrics. I thought, oooo... I like this fabric but only have a 1/2 metre of it. Then, it came to me.... why not make a ruffle from it and attach it to my too-short t shirt. The new "dress" could be worn with tights or jeans or a nighty (as some of mine are used).
So, I called a neighbor who is an excellent sew-er. I paid her to make these up for me because at the time, I was ill and not into sewing. She did a great job too! (thanks Wendy) I had her make up some belts for them which button in the back. (you could use velcro or just tie them in a bow or whatever)
You can make this ruffle as long or short as you want. Or as "ruffly" as you want. Wendy used a super strong clear elastic to make the ruffle.
This way, the ruffle is stretchy as well as the t shirt. (make sense?) I happen to love multi-purpose things be it clothing or furniture or whatever. These t-shirt dresses are ideal for many purposes as I mentioned above. By adding ric rac around the seam or a fancier belt, you can really jooge? them up.
Well ....that is it for today.... I have a shiny black lab waiting for a game of ball and who am I to refuse her? I am her "multi-functional" person.... her Mommy, her best buddy, her chef, her chauffeur, her wrestling partner....well, I could go on and on, but I won't. You get the picture I am sure!