My daughter's second favorite animal is a fox (the first being a horse) so when I saw this t-shirt for a mere $3, I grabbed it up. The snuggled-up arctic fox was adorable and glittered and on a background of aqua (her second favorite color). Perfect! The only problem was that the shirt was an extra-large. But assuming I could talk her into a new tote bag or pillow, this was actually not a problem.
|Can't get easier than this!|
|Three pieces. Easy-peasy.|
As it turned out, she preferred a jumper. Still not a problem. I used McCalls 9154 for a basic shift dress. I decided to add an acetate lining to give the jumper stability and better drape. After sewing the front darts, I handled the knit and lining as a single piece and constructed the rest of the dress.
|Still a bit big perhaps but I'm okay with that!|
|Center back zipper|
|Used the original t-shirt hem|
From start to finish, this jumper took about three hours one morning. I happily left the kids in front of their Saturday Morning cartoons. I didn't get dressed. I didn't do chores. I re-filled my coffee cup and headed straight for the sewing room. Ahh, some days you just can't beat a little instant gratification and some much-needed sewing therapy!