Thursday, February 6, 2014

Men's shirt to toddler dress

For weeks now, I have gotten posts on my Facebook timeline for a link to make a toddler dress out of a men's dress shirt.  
Seriously, I have like half a dozen of them!  
Today I made that happen, and I couldn't be more pleased with the end product!

I went through Doug's closet and pulled out this chambray Polo.  Before chopping it up, I asked my one of my teen boys 
if they wanted it.  
That question was answered with an eye roll and, 

"Gross, mom, that shirt is SO 1980!"
So to the cutting board it went!

There are tons of tutorials online on how to re-fashion a men's shirt.  I went with the simple peasant style dress pattern that I use all the time for Mary Grace.  It's easy and I can finish it in about 20 minutes (which was about all the time I had before starting our home school day with the boys).

I am thrilled about how cute it turned out 
and could kick myself for not making one sooner!

I added a ribbon encased hem because I hate to hem,
I also thinks it make the dress a bit more "girly!"

So what do you think?

I think it is...

SO Pinterest 2014!

and I'm off to raid Doug's closet for more dress shirts!

1 comment:

Alison Creamer said...

My name is CREAMER TOOO and I have a 2.5 year old Girl. My blog is I LOVE this DRESS. I have tons of people pinning if for me to try. IT LOOKS GREAT !!!!