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Miss American Pie
« on: June 28, 2006 03:43:29 PM »

I found this ridiculously huge hawaiian shirt on sale at Goodwill and just had to buy it. The tag says 6XB. Yeah. Huge. Here's what I made it into--



I actually laid an old shirt pattern on top of it to resize it, which made fitting the waist, bust and darts much faster and easier. I lost the sleeve part of the pattern though, so I had to experiment there. Then I used the extra material from the sides and sleeves to add a flounce at the bottom. I also added two little pockets on the front to cover up a stain on one side and a hole on the other.



And here's the before picture. Yikes. Huge.


Questions and comments welcome, of course! Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006 03:51:10 PM »

Wow...I don't even want to think what the person who gave that away looks like. 

Its SOOOO cute!  I love it, and I'd definitely wear it.  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 04:00:35 PM »

wow! I really love it. That print is so festive. I need a pretty and festive dress like that.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006 04:05:23 PM »

That is so cute!  You just inspired me to do this.  I have to try it because I love the look of shirt-dresses.
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yarncookie
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006 04:06:48 PM »

Very fun. And i HEART the use of ruffles at the bottom to add length. I'm definately trying that for my next shirtdress
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006 04:42:28 PM »

I found this ridiculously huge hawaiian shirt on sale at Goodwill and just had to buy it. The tag says 6XB. Yeah. Huge. Here's what I made it into--



i LOVE it!  awesome job!
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006 11:53:21 PM »

X0D I love your expresson with the before picture! And, the dress looks great; nice job! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006 06:42:00 AM »

That is such a pretty dress!! You did an awesome job!
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crafty_cool
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006 08:32:14 AM »

pretty! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006 08:54:38 AM »

that is so cute!! i love it!
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