Now getting QQ to wear HQ's hand-me-down shirts is easy. Making her look like a girl in them is kind of tricky. So, again, I used my imagination to make them look cute and feminine enough for my little girl.
This is one of HQ’s favourite Kiko shirt; here’s him wearing it when he was 2 years old. Before: Close-up, with 2 buttons missing
To refashion the shirt:
1. I wanted to make the sleeves more feminine looking. So, I picked the sleeve ends, trim it closely to the edge and ran a row of closely sewn orange thread (I don't know what stitch it's called). Here's how it looks like:
2. Next, to make the sleeves slightly puffed up, I ran elastic threads on both sleeves. Tie the ends of the elastic threads and trim. Here's one of the puffed up sleeve:
3. Next, I trimmed the sides slightly to accentuate the waistline.
4. Last but not least, I replaced all the buttons. I chose orange buttons so that they will stand out among the blue checkers. Again, these buttons are from my mom's tin of 30-year-old buttons.
Here's the finished shirt.
QQ posing with her newly refashioned shirt.