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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Project Run and Play Men's Shirt Refashion



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!


And he will admit that it looks much better on Eva Mae then it did on him! haha!


The basic construction of it utilized the collar as the focal point of the design.  I love collars on my baby girl!    


The color was also perfect for her!  Those big, bright blue eyes!  She melts me!


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!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I have a tutorial for this dress that will be posted soon!  I would love to have you join me as a follower of my blog (click the Google Friend Connect button at the top or follow with your RSS reader!)  I'll be sure to post when and where you can get the tutorial and pattern that I drafted!

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24 comments:

  1. That turned out so cute, RaeAnna! Love the tie back and the structure that the collar adds and how lucky were you to find such a cute print on one of your husband's shirts!! You can add some shirring another time - wink! wink!

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  2. Oh that is adorable!! I love the collar! So precious!!!!

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  3. This dress makes Eva Mae look more like a little toddler than a baby for sure! So sweet, and such a great way to convert the man's shirt into a dress. Looking forward to seeing your tutorial!

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  4. This turned out great. I love the collar on her.

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  5. That print and color is such a score and the halter collar is really cute! Nice job!

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  6. This is such a sweet dress! I love the Paisley! One of our daughters is named Paisley, so of course I have a soft spot for it! :D

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  7. What a beautiful little dress on a beautiful little girl!
    Definitely an improvement of the original shirt!

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  8. What a great fabric, perfect for a dress. I too like the collar! Well done!

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  9. this is ridiculously adorable! Love it!

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  10. Eeek, I love her arms! Makes me miss the squishy squishy phase from my babies...all I have left to squeeze on are my youngest daughter's thighs...and I will be so sad when those are gone! Love the dress and collar detail...and I love halters!

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  11. That shirt would not last long in my hub's closet--I'd confiscate it for sure. Really really cute dress and such a cute little one.

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  12. What a great transformation! I love the collar and the halter style. Your husband may not have liked this shirt, but the fabric is just perfect for your little girl!

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  13. The collar turned out so cute! Love the halter look too!

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  14. This is so cute! So is the little model :)

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  15. I LOVE this! I'm a sucker for paisley and that print is just gorgeous! I love what you did with it, the collar is perfect! I look forward to your tutorial!

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  16. What a sweet upcycled dress! Eva Mae looks so precious in it.....

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  17. aww, so sweet, what a great fabric to get your hands on!

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  18. LOVE this! I adore paisley and the collar is amazing!

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