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Shirt to Dress

I was out shopping at a thrift stores one day and found this shirt. I loved the fabric , but it was about 2 sizes to small for me, but I bought it anyway because it was dirt cheap (25 cents!!!) and I knew I could make something from it.  I was wanting to make Aiyanna a dress the other day so I pulled out this shirt and Tada!!!
I LOVE how it turned out!

This is a super simple project that took about 30 minutes to do.

Here is the shirt I started with.

Cut off the sleeves.

Cut the shoulder strap about 1.5  inches before the seam on the front of the shirt.

Then I put the shirt on Aiyanna and pinned the sides to fit. I played with the straps until I liked how it looked.

Using my pins as guides I cut the sides of the shirt.

I french seamed the sides and finished the arm holes.
Then I sewed the straps to the front and hemmed the bottom to shorten it some. I left the original hem so I can let it out as she gets taller.


Little Treasures said...

Found your blog through oneprettything. What a great makeover! The dress is fabulous!

fawnda said...

Great job! That turned out absolutly ADORABLE!

cwebb said...

This dress turned out so cute. Found your blog from Firelies and Jellybeans.

kirstin & jordan said...

this dress is fabulous! FABULOUS! I need to go sift through my closet to find a shirt that can be similarly refashioned into something darling for my nieces!
we have a friday fun find party- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up tomorrow!

Reid said...

wow!!!!!!!! nice job!!!

theteo5 said...

Adorable! What a great refashion!

Sandy said...

I have done alot of sewing over the years.. two daughters who eventually said, 'can I have a store bought clothes' I now sew for my home mostly but am having such a good time doing it! I have grandsons now and am finding things to make for them.. check out my blog.
Keep up the good work!

Meg said...

Oh, how adorable! I'm talking about the shirt, too! Your little girl is so cute. Love the curls!

ickeshuchfamily said...

I found your site through one pretty thing. I have just spent some time going through it. I love it, I will definitely be trying some of your refashions. Fell free to check out my blog as well. I love this dress!

Katie said...

So cute! You did a great job! Thanks for the tute :)

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Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista said...

Sooo cute, I'll feature on my tiny blog today!