This is not for sleep. Make sure to tie ribbons very tightly and securly as they could pose a choking hazard. This will fit a 12 mos old. If you want it bigger use a dress your child fits in as a guide or just add a couple of inches.
What you will need for this project:
Old t-shirt (preferably with cute picture ;) )
Step one: Lay the t-shirt flat. Measure 3 inches from top of logo and mark. I measured 12 inches in width and the length is really up to the height of your child. Connect the dots and make a square. (I wanted to take a picture of this but my camera died)
Step two: In the top corners of your shirt measure two inches down and two inches across and mark. Connect these dots, you will have made a triangle. These will be for the arm holes. Cut out dress including triangles (use picture below as reference).
Sorry it is kind of hard to see. Here I connected the dots and will cut along this line.
Step three: Fold over hem on sleeves twice and sew. You will do this on both sides of both pieces.
Step four: Fold over hem on neckline twice. This is where you will string the ribbon thru so make sure to fold it over enough.
Step five: Pin both sides together facing the right way and sew along the sides (You can fold the side hems over twice and sew first if you would like. I was working as fast as I could so I skipped this step!).
Step six- optional...I did not do this. Working with the dress inside out you can fold the bottom over twice to make a hem. As this is made of jersey material I did not. I like the rough "beachy" look of it not sewn (and I like to do things the quickest way possible!).
Step Seven- Cut two lengths of ribbon about 12 inches long. Put a safety pin in one side and thread thru top space in dress. Remove pin. Do this to both sides.
And that it is!! Soooo easy. I really really really love how this turned out! I have a feeling I will make a bunch of these for my little girl to wear this summer :)