Tshirt that reaches over child's knees
Fusible Hem Tape
1. Fold shirt in half; sleeve to sleeve.
2. With the rotary cutter, cut through all layers, as shown in the diagram.
3. In a smoothe arc at the hem.
4. Vertically at the sleeve.
Make sure that the trimmed away portion at the hem is at least
one and a half inches in width at its narrow end, and five inches
at its broader end; you will need this remnant to complete the project.
6. The cuts at the hem of the shirt should be three inches deep. Don't forget to stagger your cuts as you move along the hem.
7. Take the "leftover" from the bottom of the tshirt and
turn it upside down, and then unfold it so that it looks
like the middle form at the right. Cut this piece into
fringe, making the cuts all the way up to the doubled
hemline. Snip this piece apart with a vertical cut, at
the left. This piece will be ironed on to the tshirt, from
front to back, with the fusible hem tape.
8. Starting underneath the left sleeve, pin the remnant's double hem over the fusible hem tape. Pin the remnant across the chest, curving it gradually up and over the right shoulder of the shirt. Continue across the back and around to meet the already fastened end under the left sleeve.
The longest fringe in front should fall just about in the center of the shirt. When you're satisfied with the position, iron this piece onto the dress.
Thread several of the fringes with pony beads, tying a knot to keep them from coming off.
An "un-lose-able" necklace can be added by stitching various objects
and buttons around the neckline, just below the neckband.
Mustard yellow and ochre colored tshirts will resemble
See what they look like!
Pocahontas Dress/K-Tunic Pattern ©1995 V. Cochran