I had a man’s V-Neck shirt that I had been cutting up to make bracelets and necklaces. The remaining section I am using to make my daughter a shirt – we call it her Angel Shirt.
First, cut a straight section all the way up to the top. Since I am making this for a little girl I cut the sides off so the body is about 20 inches wide. The photos are of the shirt folded lengthwise in half.
Then I left the shirt folded in half and cut the bottom into an arc which when open and being worn – will look like a blouse with a rounded bottom.
Open the garment up and stitch each side, on the right sides – do not turn it inside out – from the bottom up. In this case I sewed my seam 3 inches from each side and from the bottom stopping within 8 inches of the top (leaving an opening for her arms).
You can’t really see the seams but they go straight up, they don’t follow the “arc” of the fabric
And of course – the fashion show. I kept the shirt on the long side. In reality she will be wearing it with a tank top underneath since the tshirt was a V-Neck. If it was a crew neck she would not need a tank top base.
There you have it – a very comfortable blouse and when she spreads her arms she has the appearance of wings ready to fly.