One of my favorite baby shower gifts to make and give.
Gather materials: Newborn wrap shirt, Skirt fabric (about 1 yd), 3/8 ribbon/twill tape, 1″ ribbon or lace.
Step 1 – Cut off bottom half of wrap shirt 3/4″ below snaps.
Use long sleeve or short, dyed or undyed.
Step 2 – Cut 2 skirt pieces 30″W x 20″L. I like a long, full skirt. Adjust measurements to your liking.
Skirt width should be at least twice the width of opened wrap shirt.
Step 3 – Sew skirt pieces together along one 20″ side.
Step 4 – Hem each 20″ long edge of skirt.
I use a 1/4″ roll hem.
Step 5 – Sew skirt hem. I like to do a wide, 2″ hem.
Step 6 – Run two gathering stitches along top of skirt. One at 3/4″ from edge and one at 1/2″ from edge.
Step 7 – Gather skirt evenly to a length that equals the length of open wrap shirt + 2″
Step 8 – Pin open wrap shirt to gathered skirt–right sides together.
Step – 9 While slightly stretching the shirt to match the skirt, sew together with a 5/8″ seam allowance.
Step 10 – To keep waist seam from fraying, finish with a serger or a zig zag stitch.
Step 11 – Tack a 7″ piece of ribbon or twill tape to inside corner of wrap shirt and a matching tie to the inside of shirt at side seam.
Step 12 – Stitch a piece of 1″ ribbon or lace to outside corner of wrap shirt, leaving enough length to wrap around dress and tie a bow in the front.
Short sleeved version with crochet trim at neck.