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Topic: MY girly shirt reconstructed into a dress  (Read 1760 times)
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« on: September 08, 2007 05:51:38 PM »

I followed the instructions from cheytown (thanks!!!), but used one of my favorite shirts that was getting too short on me.  So this is my shirt reconstructed....also my first dress ever!

The shirt:


My model was only so cooperative Smiley

This shirt has some raised lines and some silver lines.  It makes it look fancy and very girly.  Also I loved using this shirt because the back of the shirt was shaped to fit our womanely figures and it was slightly gathered in the middle which made for such a cute front to a dress.  It's hard to see it in the pictures, but the front is shaped and it has little gathers right under where I put the ribbon.   Then I added a little bow....a little too far right--oops!  My hand sewing on the ribbon wasn't so great so I added 3 tiny bells in the middle to cover it  Cheesy

Lastly, the straps were too short, which I thought they might be.  I couldn't make the straps like cheytown said because of the odd shape of my sleeves.  So when I redid them, I used the cuffs of my shirt and added the elastic.  Here is the dress on my 3 yo (it fits my 3 yo except for the straps)...but now I know that it will fit my 18 month old (she was in bed):

I'm so excited she has a new cute dress for church tomorrow!

I forgot to say, that I loved that this fits both my girls, except for the straps are too short for my 3 yo.  Next time I think I will add a button to the back so that I can adust the straps to fit both of them as my 3 yo loves this dress and wanted to sleep in it, even though it was digging into her arm pit  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 06:58:17 PM »

so cute i have some shirts i can do this with!!!

i need to get going in costumes first....

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 06:59:24 PM »

wow.  I really really love it.  One of my favorites of this style so far.  The shirt you picked was just perfect.  And your kids are adorable!
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 07:08:36 PM »

Thanks!   Smiley  Just as a FYI, this was a women's size L fitted button down shirt and the dress size was an inbetween 18 months-2T.  It barely made this size and like I said, it could also be a knee lengthed dress for my daughter who wears a 3T.  I'm think it would look so cute paired with black pants with some ribbon detailing at the bottom too...too bad it doesn't fit my 3yo.  Next dress will!
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 09:52:13 PM »

That came out so cute!  I see the yoke came up a bit higher -- did you cut out for under the arms?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007 04:30:49 AM »

No, I didn't.  The yoke is too high because the straps were too short.  I redid the straps and took a picture, the last picture.  However I had my 3 yo model and the yoke is higher because the straps are a little too short on her!  LOL.  It's fits my 18 month old great though.  I just made the straps slightly longer the the old straps so they still come up high enough.
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007 08:19:33 AM »

That shirt choice was perfect.. .this is so cute.  Smiley  Lucky little girl.
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007 10:49:19 AM »

Sweet.  It's nicer than the similar fabric dresses at babyGap.
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