February 18, 2012

Valentine's T-Shirt Dress

So here is the second t-shirt dress I made Mollie, for Valentine's Day. It's hard to see, but there's a little heart pocket on the chest. 
I used a little sewing trick when making this dress. Did you know you can get your machine to ruffle fabric for you, without a special ruffling foot? I didn't until I saw this tip a week or so ago. You just adjust the tension to the highest setting, and the stitch length to the longest one, and it gathers it for you as you sew! It saves a little bit of time, and the ruffle will be gathered evenly. This is what mine looked like after using this technique:

You can see the design on the skirt a little better here..
I love making these dresses, and see lots in my future. Easy, fast, and cheap! 


  1. Mollie reminds me of you in these pictures, Caitlin. Cute & Sweet, that's what she is!

  2. I love the color combination. So cute.