My darling oldest girl is in Junior sizes. Tall and large enough to need a women’s size small, but still girl enough to not have the curves for it. Lucky for me, she’s also of girl-fashion-mind. Something like Punky Brewster meets a bag of Sour Patch Kids.
There are lots of tutorials on how to remove a bust dart, so I’ll just leave it at, I graded out the bust dart on Hazel’s Sorbetto long ago, and removed the center front pleat.
I used 2 inch strips of the knit, folded in half and serged to the neck and arm holes for binding. In fact, I serged the whole thing together – never touched my sewing machine for these easy, fast, cheap summer shirts.
I left 2 with raw bottom edges, and used the fabric strips to edge the bottom of the striped version. I made these during the same weekend-without-husband-sewing-frenzy that I made the shorts and racerback dresses (pattern here.) Easy, cheap, quick kids clothes!