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    Default Sewing help - making a boys shirt girly!

    My daughter needed a green shirt for a St Patricks day dress up day at Daycare, but the only one I could find is a boys shirt (but bonus is it was the last one left, it was her size and reduced to $3!). Any tips on girly-ing it up a bit, I was thinking of somehow gathering the sleeves, though I'm definitely a beginner sewer.ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1426320570.578662.jpg

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    Glitter? Draw a shamrock on the front in glue & cover in glitter (might be a tad messy though, glitter gets everywhere lol).

    You could run a thread down the sleeve to gather it a bit? Or trim them to make it more of a ruffle?

    Am just a beginner at sewing too


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    Lace , bows, some sew on / iron on motifs ( flowers , butterflies etc), ...

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    Why does it need to be "girly"? It's a t-shirt, t-shirts don't need to be 'girly' or 'manly'. They're t-shirts.

    Want to decorate it with Saint Patrick's day type paraphernalia is a great idea (shamrocks, leprechauns etc with extra fabric, glitter, fabric glue/pens...), but making it 'girly' is not necessary. Gender stereotyping kids is not cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillynix View Post
    Why does it need to be "girly"? It's a t-shirt, t-shirts don't need to be 'girly' or 'manly'. They're t-shirts.

    Want to decorate it with Saint Patrick's day type paraphernalia is a great idea (shamrocks, leprechauns etc with extra fabric, glitter, fabric glue/pens...), but making it 'girly' is not necessary. Gender stereotyping kids is not cool.
    I totally agree with this. I would pair it with a skirt and leggings and a cute hairclip or hairband

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    I don't see the need to do anything to it either...it's a T-shirt! There are some good suggestions from others, but personally (even if I wanted it 'girly') I'd just go with making the rest of the outfit girly...changing the shirt sounds like a lot of effort for a beginning sewer like me :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillynix View Post
    Why does it need to be "girly"? It's a t-shirt, t-shirts don't need to be 'girly' or 'manly'. They're t-shirts.

    Want to decorate it with Saint Patrick's day type paraphernalia is a great idea (shamrocks, leprechauns etc with extra fabric, glitter, fabric glue/pens...), but making it 'girly' is not necessary. Gender stereotyping kids is not cool.
    Of course making it girly is not necessary. Either is dressing her in a t-shirt, she could wear a potato sack or a dressing gown. But we're all different, and until she can choose what she wears, I make these choices and I want this shirt to look pretty. Sorry that my choices don't align to your views of how I should raise my child, but frankly, I don't care.

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    I think with tights and a high wasted skirt with the shirt tucked in and then some nice green ribbon in her hair would be cute!

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    Maybe cut the sleeves and sew on some lace. You could get a cute shamrock picture and use fabric glitter glue on the front. What about stitching some green tule around the hem to form a skirt

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    I think to keep it simple you could sew a ribbon tied into a bow on the shoulders and find a cute material to cut into a shamrock to sew on the front. Or use fabric paint to paint a rainbow and a pot of gold at the end.

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