Created by: dottyeb
Project

Shirt Chic #4

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

You Can Make This

dottyeb made Shirt Chic #4 with:

  • Man's shirt from thrift store for $.25. purchased ribbon for sash
  • purchased ribbon roses

Project Description

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

Q&A with dottyeb

Sew4joy asked:
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!
dottyeb answered:
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!!

Skill Level

Intermediate