Big T-shirt to Little Angel




Introduction: Big T-shirt to Little Angel

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)

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Step 1: 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

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

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

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

Guaranteed effect ;)

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    7 Discussions


    10 years ago on Step 4

    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!


    12 years ago on Introduction

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


    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction dummies or kids available. they should hang just fine by adjusting the way the ribbons are tied.


    12 years ago on Introduction

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