Introduction: Big T-shirt to Little Angel

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Turn a boring white t-shirt into a great angel costume for kids!


1 big white t-shirt
2 m of lace
1/2 m of ribbon
sewing machine
2 sheets of cardboard (A4)

Step 1: The Wings

Picture of The Wings

Sew lace on the edge of the sleeves, going further down on the t-shirt on both sides (front and back).

Bend the cardboard diagonally and cut the extra piece so that you get a double triangle.

Insert the cardboard into the sleeve and sew it using the sewing machine so that it doesn't move.

Step 2: The New Sleeves

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Mark with pins two lines parallel to the old sleeves.

Cut with scissors and make a simple hem, or use lace to do it.

Also sew lace around the collar of the shirt.

Step 3: The Back

Picture of The Back

Attach two ribbons on both sides of the back, where the new sleeves are.

Tie them together so that the wings lift up.

Step 4: The End

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Dress up a kid, his hands going through the holes and put an aureole over his head.

Guaranteed effect ;)


ledavis (author)2009-09-17

If you leave off cutting the holes out in front and sewing the diagonals, you have a really cute little nightgown for a little girl. The ribbon would pull it together in the back and a little gathering in the front or shirring would make it so cute!

sfinxu (author)2008-04-09

Is this a puffy shirt? Like Jerry Seinfeld's Puffy Shirt "But i don't wanna be a pirate"?

Kiteman (author)2008-04-06

Any chance of a picture of it being worn (by a dummy if you have no handy children)? I'm interested to see what those new sleeves do to the way it hangs.

roxibus (author)Kiteman2008-04-07 dummies or kids available. they should hang just fine by adjusting the way the ribbons are tied.

Kiteman (author)roxibus2008-04-07


diana.cristea (author)2008-04-07

Very ingenious. I like :)

stinkymum (author)2008-04-06

A very clever idea, especially for something like a Nativity play, when you have a lot of angels to dress and NO budget!

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