Monday, June 14, 2010

First Dad’s Shirt to Dress

Saturday was a day of victory as my first “upcycling” a man’s shirt to a child’s dress/long shirt was completed! The process had it’s course of obstacles none the less.  I am a bit of a perfectionist, and multiple seam re-do’s and such make me wonder why I even try at times. I was determined to persevere in the end, and I’m thankful for all I learned in the process and to be ok with not perfect.

There are numerous tutorials online for repurposing clothing. For this, I used one from Lex at My Mama Made It. Here is my husband’s old shirt before the work began:


I decided to use another fabric I had for some of the pieces so it might work for a 4th of July outfit. I didn’t take any pictures in the process. You can check the link above for a nice step-by-step how to. So here our version on my youngest {it can be worn without the t-shirt underneath, but it’s been cool here lately}:


Wondering what Mommy did to get the pockets this way {next time I’ll understand what it means when it says line the pockets—not make double pockets!}.


My baby is looking grown up!


Now on to make a different style for my other daughter! I’m  linking this up to the following parties:

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden


  1. This is very cool. I am planning to do something similar eventually when I get over the whole procrastination thing. I just have to finish all those other projects before I can start a new one or I will never get rid of all my UFO's.
    Good job.

  2. Love it!! It is perfect for 4th of July.

  3. Love, love, love it! Perfect, festive colors for the upcoming holiday!

  4. So cute! I have never seen that before what a fun dress!!!

  5. It came out beautiful! I actually used the same tutorial to make a dress for my little one, I'll blog about it when I have the time:)
    I'm a new follower, love your blog!

  6. @Tal
    Thanks Tal! You have a fabulous blog too!



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