Friday, May 8, 2009

The Shirt Dress

While recently reading one of my current favourite blogs MADE, I read about a sewing group blog called Presser Foot. As their blog says, they 'invite sewers from everywhere to unite on common projects'. Their current project is something I have been looking at adoringly on MADE since I first saw it.... The Shirt Dress. Dana from MADE has transformed a man's shirt into a dress for her 3 year old girl and then created a tutorial on how to make it. I loved the idea of Presser Foot so I have joined in and added a Shirt Dress to my project list.

Yesterday I headed down to the local Op Shop and found my shirt. I'm going to make the dress for my niece who is 4 and because it's almost Winter, I decided on a demin shirt which will make a better Winter dress... I hope this still works OK...

So here's the shirt.... stay tuned for what happens next!



PS... I nervously sent my first swap goodies to Snailblazer on Wednesday. Because it's a surprise until you get your swap package, I can't tell you what I made... but here's a sneak peak.

5 comments:

Christina Lowry said...

The shirt dress are so cute and a denim dress would look great! I like the fabric in your sneak peak too... what could it be...
:)

Christina Lowry said...

oh... you pick, 'dress' or 'dresses'... hmmm, great spelling Christina.. I keep blaming baby brain... how long can I get away with that? :)

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

I soooo hope that I'm one of your swap partners!! If it's anywhere near as cute as Tango then I'm in heaven :-)

That dress is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I love upcycling!

CurlyPops said...

I love those shirt dresses! I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Sarah C said...

I have had my shirt in my stash for a year ready to make the shirt dress. Denim will make a great shirt dress for winter.
I love the fabric you are using for your swapping.