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Easter Bunny Dolman Tee

2015 April 6

I hope you enjoyed your long Easter weekend! We had a lots of good cousin and family time. Today we are relaxing before heading into another short week.

I started this as a tutorial, but along the way my careful embroidery got derailed by some water, causing fangs and crazy eyelashes… not so good for a white shirt. Of course, a shirt with a mind of it’s own has to be dealt with harshly, so it sat by itself in the corner of my sewing room for the better part of a week! The day before it was needed I gave up and covered the mess with a circle. Thankfully, my youngest still likes it!

The main idea for this shirt was to make a dolman tee with lengthened arms. Similar to the one I made myself, so I could post the sleeve tutorial I’ve promised – or so I thought. I guess I’ll have to make another shirt for myself instead, I’m not complaining about that. *insert cheering here!*

Oh, and did you sort out the arms yet? They’re the bunny ears! It’s a bit of a stretch, but it works in theory – and it’s good enough for my almost-5 year old. Though she did very dramatically proclaim after school that her arms got tired from being held up for “sooooo long”. She’s got a lot of visible personality, this little one!

As far as fabrics, I am happy to have de-stashed my way through this one. Some natural coloured sweatshirt fleece for the body, and cream terry for the sleeves, collar and bunny face. They both have a slight stretch and it fits perfectly! The pattern is the Skipper Top – the kids’ version of the Seafarer dolman tee from Sew Much Ado. I LOVE her patterns. They are so simple to make, and very clear. I’d really recommend them. I’ve reviewed the Skipper top for the pattern tour as well, and wrote up a tutorial on gathered shoulders as well.

I’d better go, we’ve got plans to head over to the grocery store for some sale Easter candy. I’m hoping to throw in a little trip to the fabric store as well – supplies for the many projects I’m working on for Creativ Festival. (Maybe a little bit of bribery for them on their day off!)

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  1. Sandra permalink
    April 6, 2015

    Oh my that looks just adorable!

  2. Seams Sew Laura permalink
    April 6, 2015

    Super cute! And the pictures are awesome!

  3. April 7, 2015

    So nice, this bunny shirt! She looks cute. How do you come up with al your creative ideas? I’m always a bit amazed by that ;)
    I did sew a birthday dress for Easter (, as my eldest had her 6th birthday on Easter Monday :)

    • April 9, 2015

      Thanks so much Mirjam! The ideas are so random, and my husband comes up with them too! I’m off to check out your dress :)

  4. April 8, 2015

    The shirt is almost as cute as she is! I didn’t get around to my Easter sewing plans, maybe next year, lol!

    • April 9, 2015

      Awwww – thanks Reece! I was going to make each of them a shirt… but that didn’t happen either. Argh!

  5. Janette permalink
    April 8, 2015

    So cute! “I got tired holding my hands up for so long!!”. Hehehe. :)

    • April 9, 2015

      She’s pretty funny! She sure doesn’t keep her emotions/thoughts inside this one!

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