A cute picture of a little girl’s dress made from an up-cycled men’s dress shirt was floating around Facebook a few weeks ago. Someone at church asked if I could make it for her daughter.
So I bought a few dress shirts on sale at a local thrift store and began to sew away. The first dress looked like a pillow case dress-not the look I was going for. But it was cute. The second dress looked better-I used a pattern I have but made it too small. The third dress came out much better. I intend to have my daughter wear the third dress so I’ll make some slight alterations to it.
After trying the three practice dresses, I was ready to cut into the shirt I was given. I asked the girl’s mom if she had a dress that fit her daughter well. She had one and was nice enough to let me take it home to make the pattern. Using the dress as a guide, I cut out a pretty cute dress from the shirt. The dress isn’t finished yet. I still have to create the elastic casing around the neckline and the arms. I hope to finish this dress today. I promise to post a picture of the finished dress.
What are you working on today?