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Friday, July 6, 2012

Repurposed Men's Shirt

Repurposing is ALL the rage right now. I'm all for it, too....except that I'm not super great at making clothes. But then my aunt sent me THIS link for repurposing a men's shirt and making a shirt for yourself. I decided I would try it out. 

Welllll.... the thought was good in theory. In practice, not so much. I started out making a shirt for me. And then I cut too much off. So then I decided to make it a dress for my 1-year-old daughter. But I used a stretchy fabric dress to use as the pattern so when I tried to get it on her it would stretch across her belly! Frustrating! It would totally fit a smaller baby girl. I guess I'll keep it in case I ever have another girl...

At least it looks super cute!

I think my favorite part is the collar. I love how it ties in the front!

I'm going to try again with a different shirt so fingers crossed that I can get it right this time!!

Sharing here: See Vanessa Craft, One Artsy Mama, 30 Handmade Days, Adorned from Above, Sweet Little Gals, Family Ever After, Tatertots & Jello, Six Sisters' Stuff, Here's to Handy Andy,   


  1. This is really cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  2. How cute! I love the little tie on the collar. I would love for you to share at our Pinteresting Link Party

  3. The idea is so cute - even if you have to save it for your next girl! I've also tried making a girly blouse out of a men's shirt and the neckline was - oh, well! But I'm going to use your idea with the ribbon for my next project - you can't get girlier than that, right?

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