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Super Fast T-Shirt Dress & Jacket

Julie Wegelin, Julie Wegelin's Sewing Cellar

(Originally published in The Sewing Gazette Newsletter, published by Julie Wegelin's Sewing Cellar)

Super Fast T-Shirt This project is a super fast T-shirt dress and jacket which can be made on a regular
machine or serger.

Materials
2-2/3 yard flannel
1 long sleeved T-shirt, or mock turtleneck
1 Pull over sweatshirt
clear plastic elastic
thread


Super Fast T-Shirt Dress DRESS

Skirt
1. Measure the length of the skirt -- stand in front of a mirror and hold a tape measure at your waist and let the other end drop to the floor -- note the desired length. Cut two lengths of fabric (length x 45" wide fabric). Remove the selvages and sew side seams. Hem the skirt with a rolled hem. Mark the center front, back, and side seams of the skirt.

Super Fast T-Shirt 2. Try on the T-shirt and mark the waistline. Lay shirt flat and cut off the bottom of the shirt. With a pin or marking pencil, mark the center front and back of the shirt and the side seams. Gather the top of the skirt so that it fits the shirt. Match the center front, back , and side seams.

3. Cut a piece of elastic the measurement of your waist minus 6 inches. Fold the elastic in quarters and mark. While stretching the elastic, serge (or use zigzag on regular machine) the skirt to the T-shirt, matching the marks on the elastic to the center front, back, and side seams. Tip: sew with the T-shirt up.


Jacket
Super Fast Jacket1.
Remove the cuffs and waistline ribbing from the sweat shirt. Lay shirt flat and cut the shirt along the center front.

2. Cut enough 2" bias binding form the remaining skirt fabric to sew around the sleeve cuffs, center front edges and lower edge of the sweat shirt. Joint the strips end to end. Fold the strips lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press.

3. Serge or zigzag the binding to the raw edges of the jacket. Press the seams towards the sweat shirt.

Design ideas -- Make the skirt long and sweeping (tea-length).

Dress -- set in a border of patchwork. Jazz up the hem with prairie points.

Super Fast  JacketJacket -- Decorate your jacket with appliqués, patchwork collar, or embroidery at waist front and back -- zigzag over elastic to nip in jacket at waist. Add buttons or decorative closures such as frogs.

 


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