Advent Activity- Make a Christmas Shirt

Today’s activity was, in all honesty, a totally adult activity.  There was absolutely nothing that the kids helped with and I don’t think they even knew what we were making until we were done.

But anyway, a few friends came over (the bow making club) and we made Christmas shirts. And HOLY COW, they are super cute.

We are going to do it again tomorrow because we didn’t quite finish today (we also made shirts for the boys, with ties and bow ties and suspenders- and not one of those is completely finished yet).

Elizabeth’s activity for today could have been Wear a New Christmas Shirt So That Your Mama Can Take a Picture, but no, she refused to do that one.

So for an alternate Advent Activity, we had hot chocolate with peppermint marshmallows.  (The peppermint marshmallows came from Walmart- I know some of you are going to ask because I totally would.)

My cup was full because I am bigger than Elizabeth.

Comments

    • HereWeGoAJen says

      Well, I saw something like this at Gymboree and “invented” it myself. All we did was sew down a straight piece of ribbon from side to side right under the arms. And then we tied a bow and stitched that down too. It sounds far easier than it was with those directions, but it honestly wasn’t that hard. If you can use a sewing machine, you can do it.

  1. says

    I LOVE that shirt! How did you sew it to just the top layer of the shirt with a machine? I’d probably accidentally go through the back, too, making it unwearable.

    • HereWeGoAJen says

      You have to kind of open the shirt up and then sew it. Like how you put a shirt on, only put the machine in there instead. Does that make sense? It’s kind of hard to describe.

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