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Topic: Men's XL shirt to Dress, you know the drill!  (Read 3767 times)
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« on: June 03, 2008 09:31:04 PM »

Here's a beachy dress I reconned from a men's Stripey XL dress shirt.  As per usual I just started cutting and sewing without having any definite plan in mind.  There was a point when I shoved this dress to the back of my closet and decided that it would never become anything I would consider wearing in public.  There it sat and festered for a month, and today (while cleaning out my closet) I found it and decided to make it wearable. 
Here's the front of the dress, I know it looks gray an white, but it's actually pink and blue.

Here's the back (I am terrible at taking pictures of my back, so excuse the blurriness):

The back looks kind of funky because I added tie-back panels of sorts, it seemed like a good idea at the time, they remind me of folded up wings.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008 09:57:52 PM »

Super cute, I love how you did the top Smiley I need to make myself some tops, damn. I love the fabric too, good job on choosing the shirt Wink

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008 10:15:14 PM »

^^ Thank you, I actually got that shirt, and three others, for half off (at the thrift store) because I didn't throw a huge fit when the lady at the counter couldn't get my debit card to work.

It was a win-win situation XD
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 08:00:47 AM »

I actually like the way the back of the skirt hangs.No... I love the way it hangs. It's very feminine. Nice job! Can I ask how you got the back to look like that?

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 08:22:37 AM »

Why thank you, and yes, you sure can (:
I basically made panels with the long sleeves of the original shirt and sewed them into the sides of the dress, I tried to make a tutorial:

Let me know if it needs any further explanation (I'm terrible at explaining things  Cheesy)
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008 07:12:58 PM »

reminds me of summer in the hamptons-esque
very nice.

« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008 07:10:09 AM »

the detailed back is gorgeous.

many times we overlook the importance
of backside aesthetics.


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