I love upcycling men’s dress shirts… they are probably the most versatile piece of clothing to upcycle (in my opinion). In past posts, I’ve shared with you how I made a baby girl skirt (aka the “cuff skirt” tutorial) and a sleep sack. Today I’m sharing a dress I made, although the tutorial for it is not my own.
I actually combined two different tutorials to make this shirt dress. There are a fair amount of shirt dress tutorials out there if you look for them. Dana of Made has one here. I chose to combine Lindsay, etc’s and girl.inspired’s, and I’m very pleased with the results.
My favorite detail is the shirring in the front.
Girl.Inspired’s tutorial instructed to remove the collar. For me, this was the essential piece to making this dress look more than just a cut-up man’s shirt. It took the scale of the shirt down to a more petite size.
I went with longer sleeves than either of the aforementioned tutorials, mainly because we’re getting nearer to cooler weather down here, and I’d like for this to be a fall dress. I also added some more shirring on the sleeves.
Instead of belt loops, I simply stitched the belt in place in the back. And I kept the pocket right where it was!
How have you transformed a man’s dress shirt?
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