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« on: March 26, 2010 03:54:54 PM »

My DH goes through dress shirts quite often sometimes, they always wear in the elbows. I've turned some of them into short sleeve dress shirts for him and stashed some in my recon bin. Here's what I've done with one of them (after I did the shirred pillowcase dress it was so simple I HAD to do this shirt and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!)











It's be SO nice during really hot weather! After I put it all together I added a few more buttons taken from the cuffs of the sleeves to fill it out more, just seemed like too much space in between the original buttons. All I did was cut the shirt straight across right under the armpits. Folding the top over to hem it, then started shirring all the way around using my sewing foot as the measurement between each line. Did that until I thought there were enough, added the extra buttons and straps and done! Super easy! The hardest part was the straps, and placing them correctly evenly and long enough.


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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010 03:59:39 PM »

That is really cute - and so easy! good job - I'm stealing this idea.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010 04:03:50 PM »

that's so awesome, and it looks great on you! I will definitely be making one Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010 04:18:42 PM »

Oh wow, that looks amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010 04:21:00 PM »

That is really cute - and so easy! good job - I'm stealing this idea.

Thank You! I'd love to see yours when you make one Smiley
It is really easy!
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010 04:21:55 PM »

that's so awesome, and it looks great on you! I will definitely be making one Cheesy

Thank You! I think this is one my favorite things I've made! Love to see when you make one!
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010 04:22:22 PM »

Oh wow, that looks amazing!

Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010 04:25:51 PM »

That's awesome! I'm gonna have to make something for my girlie with some of my DH's old shirts. Good job!
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010 04:41:43 PM »

I love it. I think I should make one for myself too.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2010 05:33:56 PM »

That's awesome! I'm gonna have to make something for my girlie with some of my DH's old shirts. Good job!

Thank You! You definitely should Smiley Sometimes I can't wait to have kids to craft for Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010 05:34:29 PM »

I love it. I think I should make one for myself too.  Smiley

Thank you! And you should Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2010 06:45:49 PM »

Super cute!  Think of all the possibilities with solids, prints and plaids!
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2010 07:01:46 PM »

I love it!  Looks great on you.  Thanks for sharing - I think a trip to the thrift store is coming up this week Wink.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2010 07:12:39 PM »

Super cute!  Think of all the possibilities with solids, prints and plaids!

I know right?! Thank You Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2010 07:13:56 PM »

I love it!  Looks great on you.  Thanks for sharing - I think a trip to the thrift store is coming up this week Wink.
Thank You! And you are very welcome! I was surprised on how easy it was and how well it came together Smiley That never happens for me LOL! I think I need to make a thrift store trip soon too!
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2010 08:52:34 PM »

Love it! Sooo cute Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2010 09:11:32 PM »

Fantastic idea! My husband does the same thing to his shirts and I've been keeping them in my fabric bins for the fabric, but wasn't sure what else I could do with them.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2010 09:47:17 PM »

Love it! Sooo cute Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2010 09:47:49 PM »

Fantastic idea! My husband does the same thing to his shirts and I've been keeping them in my fabric bins for the fabric, but wasn't sure what else I could do with them.

Thank You Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2010 11:21:56 PM »

Great idea and you did a fantastic job! The result is super cute! I might have to try that some day Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2010 11:38:37 PM »

Great idea and you did a fantastic job! The result is super cute! I might have to try that some day Smiley

Thank You! Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2010 04:39:17 AM »

 I love your idea.   Grin  Shirt looks great.  Going to the thrift store to see if I can find something for me.  Thanks again for your wonderful idea .
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2010 08:25:56 AM »

What a great idea.  I have a ton of shirts from my ex that I was looking do do something with... yellowed underarms and neck.  This is beautiful.
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2010 10:01:18 AM »

I love your idea.   Grin  Shirt looks great.  Going to the thrift store to see if I can find something for me.  Thanks again for your wonderful idea .

Thank you! And your'e welcome!! Hope you find something Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2010 10:01:40 AM »

What a great idea.  I have a ton of shirts from my ex that I was looking do do something with... yellowed underarms and neck.  This is beautiful.

Thank You Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2010 10:22:05 AM »

it looks awesome- I've got an men's shirt like that and know I know what to do with it Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2010 10:57:46 AM »

it looks awesome- I've got an men's shirt like that and know I know what to do with it Cheesy
Thank You Smiley And You're welcome Cheesy
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This looks so great!
Im definitely going to ask my dad if hes got any shirts he wants to get rid of.
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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2010 02:55:02 PM »

Cheesy Thanks!
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« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2010 03:38:24 PM »

This is great. I'm so impressed, I love tops like this, I'd love to make one.
You said that you got the idea after a previous project. (a dress form a pillow case?) Was this a tute? I'd love to learn how to do the gathering elastic thing at the top. Any links / advice you could provide would be great.
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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2010 05:39:34 PM »

This is great. I'm so impressed, I love tops like this, I'd love to make one.
You said that you got the idea after a previous project. (a dress form a pillow case?) Was this a tute? I'd love to learn how to do the gathering elastic thing at the top. Any links / advice you could provide would be great.

Thank You so much! Here is a link with the other project I did :
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342426.0

It has links to some tutorials I looked at.
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2010 12:18:54 PM »

this is so cool, very creative idea! Was the top part hard to do?
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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2010 01:51:05 PM »

this is so cool, very creative idea! Was the top part hard to do?

Thank you! No it's really easy, if you can sew a relatively straight line you can do this. All you do is hand wind elastic thread onto your bobbin holding slightly taught but not too much and not too little. Then use regular thread on the top and sew like you normally would. You want the pull the fabric flat as you sew the elastic and it will gather on it's own. I used my sewing foot as the measurement between each row. Do enough rows to cover your bust, as much as you think works. And straps and your done. Oh and when you cut the shirt you'll want to hem the top start your elastic right under the hem. I didn't sew where the buttons are because it wouldn't have gathered anyways and that's the look I wanted. Oh and after I cut the top of the shirt off I used my seam ripper and removed the breast pocket. Next time I think I am going to use the elastic and shirr the straps also. If I can find another shirt soon I can do a tut possibly.
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Here are a couple tuts I used

http://sewingrepublic.com/projectIdeas.html#/scarf_dress/

http://www.kukyideas.com/journal/2007/04/shirred-dress-tutorial.html
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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2010 03:50:14 AM »

THis totally rocks!  Wink
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I love it and thank you so much for sharing your brilliant idea.
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so cute i like it and i will try to make one  Wink
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« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2010 06:26:13 AM »

THis totally rocks!  Wink

Thank You very much! Smiley I just washed it and was worried that it would possible shrink even though the shirt has been washed several times before and it didn't! Looked like it at first the elastic shrinks a bit but it's all the same, It's so comfy Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2010 06:26:44 AM »

I love it and thank you so much for sharing your brilliant idea.

Thank you! And you're welcome Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2010 06:27:53 AM »

so cute i like it and i will try to make one  Wink

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I am so impatient when it comes to sewing, and I usually screw something up but this came together very easily Smiley
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super hot!  Cheesy
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Thank you  Grin
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« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2010 11:39:30 AM »

this is awesome!
I have to make one myself.
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« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2010 11:52:39 AM »

Oh this is so so super cute! I have a ton of my dads old dress shirts, but shirring scares me!
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« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2010 10:31:27 PM »

Thank you both ! Oh it's very easy! This was the first time I did shirring and it's really easy I promise Smiley just hand wind the bobbin with loose tension and the top with normal thread and sew like normal. 
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