I know you've seen this dress on Nora, but I wanted to tell you a little more about it because it's the perfect way to add some girly flare while still showing your team spirit.
I used the back tie pillowcase dress tutorial from The Mother Huddle, which I've utilized several times for vintage pillowcase dresses. However, instead of using a pillowcase I used 2 t-shirts (white Pioneer shirt and a navy blue shirt). You could just use 1 shirt, but since the team shirt was white and I knew the bleachers would immediately stain a white dress I chose to use a dark color on the back to show fewer stains. I believe both shirts are boys size 6/7. I did it the easy way and utilized the bottom hem of the t-shirts, so all I had to sew was the arm holes and neckline. Easy peasy and super cute! You would not believe all the compliments she gets at the games.
|side view of the bow and two-tone dress|
I made this dress last winter so it was sitting in her closet for a long time before she finally got to wear it to the 1st football game. And inevitably in that time she also grew a lot, but that is the beauty of this dress. When I first made it the dress landed below her knees. When I put it on her this fall it landed well above her knees, but just add a pair of leggings and you're good to go. I've also paired it with a long sleeve shirt underneath for the cooler weather. It's so versatile and will even work next year as a shirt with jeans.
And the best part is Nora LOVES that she has her very own Pioneer shirt just like Daddy!
|showing off her Pioneer|
|not a great picture but it gives you a good idea of the back/bow|