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Shirt Chic #4

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Children
Style Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Eco-Friendly, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Cute
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What materials did you use? Man's shirt from thrift store for $.25. purchased ribbon for sash, purchased ribbon roses,

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What are you most proud of? Prior to cutting out the bodice, I used a double needle and pintucked the front of the shirt from the neck down, and applied some decorative ribbon I had in my 'stash'. After completing that design, I cut the bodice utilizing the newly embellished area of the shirt in the new bodice. I left the original 'designer label' that was on the 'front of the original shirt opening. This creates an original 'designer detail' for the dress.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun, and think OUT of the box.

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So sweet. I've been watching your recycling sewing with great interest. Way to go!

08/10/2012 Flag

I just love the little dresses you make, so beautiful. Makes me wish one of my children would have a little granddaughter for me to sew for. My daghter is marrying next June so may be in a few years. Absolutely beautiful project!

08/11/2012 Flag

Oh I do so hope you get your wish for a little granddaughter. Sewing is always fun, but sewing for little girls is the best!!

08/11/2012 Flag

I do have one granddaughter who is 9 now and has a horse and bluejeans, not too many dresses anymore.

08/11/2012 Flag

What a great project! Reclaiming fabric is such a great way to recycle and in a way pay homage to our formothers, after all...most of them were taught to make anything out of nothing. Fantastic re-use Keep up the wonderful work!

08/12/2012 Flag


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