Wardrobe Refashion: Dress to Shirt

comments (3) January 5th, 2009 in gallery     

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Minimeg Minimeg, member
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I made this top out of a striped jersey dress I had in my closet and haven't worn in years.  I cut the front and back pieces of the shirt from the bottom of the dress, turning it sideways so the stipes are vertical instead of horizontal.  There wasn't enough fabric left to cut both of the sleeves, so I used some leftover magenta jersey from a different project.  I then used elastic thread (and the Craftstylish shirring tutorial) to gather the neck, sleeves, and under the bust.  Then I added a bow made from the pink jersey scraps and a white button I had floating around.  I also used the pink thread to zig-zag stich a lettuce edge to the shirt's hem.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: gallery, trendy, fabric, white, wearable, dress, black, fashion, sewing, shirt, top, restyle, striped, magenta

Comments (3)

GinnyRay writes: Very cute!
Posted: 6:23 am on April 29th
sewandgojo writes: I really am inspired by this creation. Very good! Have checked out the shirring tutorial. So its off to the shop to get some elastic thread and experiment time. :-)

Posted: 12:07 pm on January 28th
Toffy writes: This turned out very well, and looks so cute. Well done.
Posted: 8:56 am on January 28th
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