Monday, July 13, 2009

The Shirt Dress

When my mom was in town I had to pick a sewing project to work on. I saw this cute dress idea over at Made and had to experiment with it.

My mom did most of the work on this one and I observed.

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The next day I tried making one myself, under the supervision of my mom.

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We followed most of the directions on the tutorial, but altered the neck and sleeves. We used elastic thread instead of making an elastic casing. It seemed much easier and I like the look. Ben was not ready to part with any of his dress shirts, so I had fun combing through the racks at the thrift store picking out some patterns I liked. I have another shirt that is waiting to be cut up. I have some ideas about changing up the buttons or possibly adding a contrasting fabric along the bottom...

6 comments:

  1. Too freakin crafty!! I have plenty of Ben's old shirts if you want them...or want to make Kennedy one. :)

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  2. I saw this same tutorial and have a couple of Jeff's old shirts set aside. Amelia's turned out so great. I'm excited about your new blog.

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  3. Darling! Now I know what to do with Corey's shirts that he has his razor elbow poking out of. :)

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  4. Wow! I'm so impressed! Very cute!

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  5. I'm going to try it out in a few weeks. so you might be getting some, I need help phone calls in the near future, (I guess I should get your mom's # also) :) I love your Ideas.

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