wardrobe refashion

My daughter loves wearing dresses. She also loves to climb tall jungle gyms and roll around in the grass with her feet in the air. She understands the concept of modesty, but she’s too busy running, jumping and playing to be worried about such things right now. I get it. I want her to have fun and not be self conscious. So the new rule: bike shorts under dresses.

A few years ago, I posted a pattern for easy kids shorts. I followed the same basic steps to come up with the bike short pattern. I had also planned to share the template with you, but it’s gone missing. Whoops!

I have a few more to make, so I guess I’ll be redrawing the pattern. I’ll let you know when it’s posted. In the meantime, I’ll be outside teaching my daughter how to do cartwheels.

stash: One of my t-shirts rescued from the donation bag. Thrifted elastic.

A seriously fast, easy and inexpensive project. Plus, they go under a dress, so they don’t have to be perfect!

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4 Responses to wardrobe refashion: t-shirt to bike shorts

  1. Korinne says:

    I don’t think I would let my Little Miss leave the house without shorts or leggings under her dresses!
    I like to use ribbed knit tank tops or knits with a hint of spandex so they are nice and stretchy, they are easy to find in stripes and other fun patterns at the thrift stores.

  2. Mom says:

    Great idea, and in no time she’ll be glad for the extra warmth!

  3. amy in ne says:

    We all STILL wear shorts under skirts. You never know when a good ol’ Nebraska wind will kick up :O Love the idea of using an old shirt!

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