cowgirl t-shirt dress

Ruby is a funny little girl.  She will give you sweet hugs one minute and tackle you to the ground the next.  She is freakishly strong and has no fear.  But she also loves the girly girl stuff.


T-shirt dresses are kind of perfect for her because she can still run around feeling pretty while having the freedom to play.  There are lots of tutorials around blogland for t-shirt dresses, so I'm not going to post one here.  But just to sum it up, you cut a t-shirt to the desired length and add a skirt - easy as pie.  I actually made the top part using Made by Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee pattern.  The skirt is just the width of the fabric (cut to 15 inches long, I think?) and gathered to fit the skirt.  I added a waistband sash at the last minute, and it made the dress.


The fabric for the skirt is a western print by Samantha Walker called Saddle Up (in gray).  I was really tempted to add a matching horse silhouette to the t-shirt top, because Samantha Walker also designs for Silhouette, but decided to leave it off.  It would be fun to do in the future though!  Kind of opens up a new door of possibilities, being able to match heat transfers exactly to fabric prints ...


Giddy-up.

18 comments:

Kristie said...

Good idea to add the horse later, maybe to cover a stain? I know my kids stain everything! Super cute dress!

NanouQc said...

This dress is adorable! And I love this fabric too!

Sabrina said...

oh, ditto Kristie! I love Tshirt dresses, but I never buy shirts for the top part. I'm either heading to Walmart this week or checking out that tutorial on Made by Rae - thanks for the link. & adorable dress!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

that's adorable!

Emily said...

She is so cute! Love the pigtails, dress, and that bow.

Charity said...

I love it! The sash is the perfect finishing touch. I love how Ruby looks sweet and girly but so very comfortable.

Simple Simon & Co said...

I know everyone has used this word but...the dress really is adorable and I love that fabric!
-liZ

Amy said...

Just a suggestion for all you boy/ girl parents out there. This is how I have reused some of my son's very "boy" patterned t-shirts for my (younger) daughter. Cut off the tshirt, add a skirt, and suddenly, it's girlie!

The Henrich Family said...

I love me some Ruby! Cute dress Jill.

Anonymous said...

The dress is great, but Ruby is BEAUTIFUL!!! I could totally see my little girl in something like this. Thanks for the post!

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chelsea said...

She is just so cute! Love the cowgirl dress. Hope you don't mind if I pin it for someday if I have a baby girl!

Sarah said...

Jill! I love it! Ruby is so adorable!!

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خياطة وتفصيل said...

thank you so much ;)

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