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Nice 'n' Simple
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Sewing

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2007
Beaded Ring Components
Pirate Shirt
Transform a cheap white T-shirt into a puffy pirate shirt/dress

It's what anyone who's a fashionable pirate lass will be wearing this season.

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Cheap
  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your hands on a T-shirt. I used an adult medium.

  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure your child's arm circumference and cut two lengths 1/4 inch wide soft elastic a bit shorter than the arm measurement. My daughter's arm was 7 inches, so I went with 6 inches of elastic. Sew the elastic on the wrong sides of the sleeves just above the hems using a zig-zag stitch (stretch the elastic as you go).

  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next cut a slit down through the center front of the collar and roll both edges back and hem. I cut about 1.5 inches down.

  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew a piece of elastic into the collar below the hem, stretching the elastic less than you did for the cuffs.

  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Try the shirt on your pirate and measure from the bottom hem of the shirt where your child's waistline lies. For me this was 12 inches from the bottom of the shirt. Mark this distance with a horizontal line across the shirt (in disappearing ink or chalk). Measure the width of the shirt and determine how you'd like to divide it into the skirt pieces (hanging triangles). My shirt was about 20 inches across, so I divided mine into four 5 inch wide hanging pieces.

  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut along the above lines.

  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Zigzag over all the cut edges (both the ones still attached to the shirt and those that have been cut off).

    Sew the cut out triangles to the waistline between the ones still attached (on wrong side of shirt).

  • How to make a pirate costume. Pirate Shirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew elastic to the wrong side of waistband, and then you are done! To view other simple projects, visit <a href="http://www.ladybuggems.com/blog/">More Cheap Thrills</a>

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denise.bottimore
denise.bottimore
Thank you so much for posting this. Just made it for a party my daughter has to go to!
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cinnamonleigh
cinnamonleigh · 1 project
thank you so much what a wonderful idea this was. i made it for my daughter this morning!!
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Rebecca L.
Rebecca L.
ooo. i like. i like.
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queenfairypants
queenfairypants · Manchester, England, GB · 75 projects
ooo what a good idea I may do that too for halloween...oo aaaargh!

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