**If you have boys or simply don't want to sew, change it up and just transfer the image to a ready-made child sized tshirt! Same affect!!**
Adult size tshirt in plain white (I got mine at JoAnn's for 3/$9)*I used the "junior fit" shirt because I prefer the neckline*
Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper (this stuff is awesome!!! gone are the days of shiny hard iron-on transfers!!)
Your Favorite Bedtime Story
A well-fitting nightgown or at least a tshirt to use as a template
To Sew the Easy Nightgown:
1. Turn tshirt inside out and lay flat on a surface
2. Lay the nightgown or shirt over the adult shirt with sleeves tucked under (not shown, see next pic): also I'm using both a tshirt and nightgown as a template (shirt for sleeves and gown for angle of body)
3. Cut outside of the shirt "template"
4. Cut sleeves using the sleeves of the shirt as a template (make sure you keep the hemmed edge in tact (saves you the step!)
5. Pin and sew up sides (leaving hole for arms).
6. Pin new smaller sleeve into new arm hole with right sides facing and sew.
7. Yay! Shirt is now nightgown!!
For your Image:
1. Scan your favorite image from the story. I used picmonkey.com to bump up the contrast for stronger colors.
2. Print onto your transfer paper (be sure to remember to mirror the image before printing which is usually under the printing properties button, this only really matters if you have any kind of text in the picture).
3. Cut closely around image, place and apply according to the directions with your transfer paper.
And there you go! My girls were CRAZYYYYY for these! When it all comes down to it, they really are my target audience for all these kid projects and this one totally succeeded in impressing them :)