Thursday, March 5, 2009

T-shirt dress

The other day Chris and I went to the mall so he could go get his hair cut. I walked around waiting for him and right outside of Macy's I passed this: When we were younger, Grammy made Lauren and me t-shirt dresses. We loved them and wore them ALL the time. She occasionally made matching ones for our American girls, which was obviously really cool. Anyway, Jennie (one of my roommates) has a niece so last year we decided to learn how to make t-shirt dresses with her eventual goal of making one for her niece. We bought t-shirts from Wal-mart and fabric from a fabric store and followed directions we found online. They ended up coming out horrible, but I've never pretended to be any good at sewing. I can fix a broken button, but that's about it...

Anyway, I stopped short when I saw this because this dress is pretty much exactly what our dresses used to look like; a t-shirt with a skirt attached to it. Ours always had a pattern from the skirt ironed on to the shirt though, so it was better than this one! Macy's was selling this dress for $75. It's only cotton! I was shocked! I wanted to share though because it reminded me of being younger :)
This picture is the one I brought back to school with me as an example when we were trying to replicate them. It's of Lauren (if you can't tell from the blonde hair!) and she looks like she's about to attack someone with a croquet mallet.

4 comments:

jennie said...

oh my gosh that is amazing. man i guess we were ahead of the fashion curve.

Liz Ketner said...

you two could start your own clothing line!

LA-jan said...

I've never seen one! What a fantastic idea.

LA-Eileen said...

I've never seen one either. Must be an East Coast fashion. Looks really comfortable.