I have 2 little girls and dressing them appropriately has been an adventure the last year. My 7 year old is a size 8-10 and everything in the stores has something written on it that I do not feel is appropriate. You know the "hottie" or "Rock-n-Roll" or the ever popular skull and cross bones. I just don't want my 1st grader sporting around a "I'm a Hottie" t-shirt at the park! :D. Fortunately, good ole walmart has plain colored knit shirts. The problem is they are PLAIN! I ran across a seasonal sale table last week with a bunch of long sleeve knit shirts for only $3 each. I decided to up cycle them into some cute summer shirts. Knit is pretty darn easy to play with, so here is what I did to the first one.
I cut the sleeves and bottom off and added lettuce leaf trim using a satin stitch and stretching the fabric as I sewed it.
I added a little crocheted embellishment and Voila!