This challenge was probably one of my favorites!!! I had a lot of ideas going into the deconstruction of my hubby's shirt! I thought about using the button down front as the back of the dress and appliqueing the front but I thought that might look too much like my Valentine look.
Then I though about using the construction of the shirt as the basic form but shirring the waist. Like this
Finally, I decided on showcasing the collar with an adorable halter sundress!!! I LOVE how it turned out!
My first step was to remind my hubby that I needed one of his shirts!!! We both have way too many clothes so it wasn't a problem for him to destash a shirt! :)
When he brought this blue paisley I was really surprised! It's such a great shirt but I realized I only have seen him wear it a few times!! I think I bought it for him for Easter several years ago! *Note to self - hubby doesn't like pastel paisley!*
Or, maybe he does? Anyway, he said "it's too out of style" when I asked him if he was sure he wanted to give up this shirt!
The basic construction of it utilized the collar as the focal point of the design. I love collars on my baby girl!
The back of the dress has an elastic casing - if you look closely at the ties they were created from the front button placket of the shirt!!! I could have used the sleeve material for the shoulder ties but I was hoping to use that for a cute pair of pants. I might eventually get to it.....I have to get caught up on my to-do list!
And the cute little birdie hair clip can be found in a tutorial I guest posted at Welcome to the Mouse House! There's a free printable template to make your own!
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