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« on: June 21, 2009 10:30:30 AM »

Two sundresses I made from enormous men's cotton shirts from Goodwill:






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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009 10:41:23 AM »

I love your dresses!  It feels good when you can repurpose clothing into something you love.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009 10:45:39 AM »

Wow - great use of an XXXL.  Did all that fabric really come from one shirt?
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009 11:06:26 AM »

Yes, all the fabric came from one shirt for each dress, except for a lining I needed for the bust of first dress (too see-through). The bust portions are from the short shirt sleeves.  On the plaid one, the straps are from the yoke of the shirt.  On the green one, the waist section is from the yoke, and the straps are from part of the collar, with the front bodice decoration from the rest of the collar.

I'm most happy with the plaid one.  The green one draped better on my dummy, but not so well on me. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2009 08:55:23 PM »

Cute!!! Its like a cheytown inspired, grown up sundress. I like it. You should do a tute.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009 09:51:05 PM »

wow those are awesome Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009 05:57:04 AM »

Thanks!   Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009 06:11:19 PM »

Very cute!  I love the bodice on the plaid one. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009 08:53:43 AM »

those are great!  You did a wonderful job.
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