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Topic: My own take on the button-up shirt dress  (Read 3273 times)
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« on: June 30, 2007 08:42:35 AM »

 I never, never post here because, well, I get an idea here, then I run off and do it and forget to post about it. I remembered to come back this time!

Thank you so much, Cheytown, for posting the tutorial for these dresses. I've already shared the link to your tute with a few friends, and they also love the idea.

Anyway, I have made two dresses so far.  The first shirt wasn't fitted at all, so it was super-fast- about an hour, though I didn't make the ruffled strap. It is the blue checkered dress, and it will stay as-is.

The floral dress was from a petite much-more-fitted shirt, so it took a bit longer. I wanted DD to wear it out to lunch today, so I didn't have time for the ruffled straps on that yet, either, so the straps that are on there are barely-more-than-basted on so that I can take them off easily to add the ruffled ones.

I have another one all pinned together and ready to sew.  It also took longer because though it wasn't fitted, I wanted to maintain the print border at the hem, so I had to take up part of the back under the yoke so it would be the same length as the front portion.

PS- Of course, and any all comments/suggestions are welcome!

(And sorry about the links- not having posted much in the long time I have been here really has its drawbacks!)

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007 09:01:44 AM »

they both turned out cute.... and this reminds me I need to run to the thrift store today.

« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007 10:58:19 AM »

They are all so cute great job:)

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007 12:48:29 PM »

i love them, and the fabric on that second one is great!

Will swap for baby food jars (or other small jars with lids)
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007 05:28:51 AM »

i love them, and the fabric on that second one is great!
Ditto!!  And nice spacing on the straps- I'm still working on that.  Did you put elastic in the straps at all?  They look really nice!
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007 05:47:44 AM »

They both look great - I've wanted to, but not found a shirt to dismantle yet... I'll probably have to wait another week or two, until my hubby starts clearing his closets for the autumn/winter collections! Smiley Having a hubby in the men's wear business really has its ups!

Anne in Sweden
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007 03:59:04 PM »

Thanks, everyone.  I have some more that I will add pictures of when I can get my model to cooperate.  (Man, models can be SO temperamental, lol!)

I did NOT put elastic in any of the straps.  Yet.  I have plans to put elastic in some of them, if I ever get to it (I had intended to put different straps on at least two of the four dresses, but may not ever do it.)  The spacing of the straps was a bit iffy, and I had to change them on one, but I actually made DD put the dresses on and then I pinned on the straps in the right place.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2007 04:26:13 PM »

They look great - good shirt too!

(Man, models can be SO temperamental, lol!)
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2007 08:04:03 PM »

love them--especially the pink one

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2007 02:54:29 PM »

these are beautiful!

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