Monday, January 10, 2011

Mitten Shirt

I can't say where I originally got the idea for this shirt. I want to say that I saw it last year at Gap, but after searching, I couldn't find it there anymore. I know that I have seen it a few places since then and each time I saw it, I was reminded of how cute and simple the idea was. I ended up whipping this up for the Little Peachster before our playgroup Christmas party. I really like that even though Christmas is over, she can still wear it all winter. I am always kind of bummed when I make a season specific shirt and then when that holiday is over I have to put it away. You know a turkey shirt in April just looks odd.
I purchased the shirt from Wal-Mart. I have had relatively good luck finding plain shirts in the Granimal department for very reasonable prices. I found a mitten outline through Google images and traced it onto the Heat and Bond Lite that I would iron on to the stripped fabric for the mittens. After cutting out the mittens, I placed 1/8 inch red ribbon at the top of one mitten on the shirt. I sewed around the mitten and then continued on to the ribbon up and around the back of the neck. I ended the ribbon where the other mitten would be placed and sewed around it as well. Fairly easy for such a cute outcome!

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6 comments:

Brook said...

The..shirt..is..so..cute..and..the..baby..is..adorable!

Jennifer said...

This is adorable!! I love it!! Definitely going to borrow this idea!! Thank you for sharing!

anne maskell said...

Your daughter is adorable, and the shirt is super cute too!
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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love this. She looks so great, and the mittens are totally appropriate through winter (which lasts til April here). ;)

Pamela Rosenberg said...

Darling.... the wee one and the shirt. :) I agree with you. Love those things that are wintery without being limited to Christmas. A great project. Glad you finally found the time to do it. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam

Pamela Rosenberg said...

Darling.... the wee one and the shirt. :) I agree with you. Love those things that are wintery without being limited to Christmas. A great project. Glad you finally found the time to do it. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam