Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Grandpas Shirts - Refashion # 3 - Another dress!

This dress is technically still in progress. I'm not too happy with how it is right now; it's a little shapeless (it looks better in the pictures than in real life, I think..). I'm thinking of maybe tightening the skirt a little bit - making it more pencil skirt-ish to give it some shape.

Basically, all I did with this dress is cut the top part of the shirt and the sleeves off so I had a long tube, just like with the blue dress. I sewed the sides up, made armhole shapes, and then pleated the top. You can't see it very well, but the neckline is 3 big pleats that are are also pleated at the waistline.

I ran some elastic through the waist , then created a 'sash' out of the leftover material.
I have super narrow shoulders, so this bar across the back became a necessity after adding the straps...
I liked the buttons in the back for this one!


  1. I love this dress and I love your blog. I am looking to do similar things with old shirts and stuff - thanks for all the tutorials!

  2. The design is so cute, and I'm diggin' the fabric!

  3. I just love this dress. I am so going to do it but I might not use the top, ill use material instead.



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