Dana over at MADE posted a great tutorial for making envelope neck t-shirts or "The 90 Minute Shirt" a while ago and last night I finally got around to giving it a try. We're definitely a t-shirt and jeans kind of family, so now Olivia will fit right in.
So far I've made two. This one was my first attempt. A "How will this turn out?/Will I like it enough to make it again?" attempt.
Well, I was being really careful so you know something was going to go wrong. I ended up sewing the back on backwards (so the wrong side is facing out). Oops!
Right! This one was my second attempt. All the pieces are facing the way they're supposed to be facing. (Success!) I remembered to add a cute little accent tag to the side this time. The accent tag in the back actually ended up on the inside. (Yay!) And I got ambitious/brave and added the little heart embellishment on the front. This one's definitely a step up from my first attempt, I'd say.
For those of you who've seen this tutorial and been too scared to try it (umm... like I may have been) let me just say that it is:
1. Totally worth cutting up a onesie
2. Really simple and easy, especially if you use existing hems (like I did on the sleeves and bottom of both of these shirts)
3. Definitely still worth making even if you don't have a serger
4. Not hard to make with a regular sewing machine
5. A totally worthwhile and fun project
Oh, and P.S.
If you're wondering what to do with all your left over t-shirt scraps, you could always try THESE. Kids love them.