Friday, April 29, 2011

Button up shirt turned girly

Well, OMTWI is officially over. Here's my project for last week's post. I
seriously had such a good time and I never figured I'd last as long as I
did. And what's more, I got some projects done that I probably wouldn't
have gotten around to for a few months. So all in all I'm super happy
and thankful for the opportunity.


Re-purposing things makes me happy. For one, it's a super cheap way
to go. And second, it's just satisfying to turn a yucky old something
into a useful new something. Happy. I've been needing/wanting a new
dress so when I found this ginormous button-up shirt my project was
born....(so to speak)
I wanted it to be
somewhat billowy so that I could cinch it with a belt so I cut above
the bust line and added some pleats. Then to add just a hair more
length I added a bit of vintage blue and white floral cotton. I was
amazed that it matched so perfectly........I've had the fabric for years!



ps. Thank you lovely model. I will make you a bag for your efforts....
or some cookies!

9 comments:

  1. How AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

    I would love to feature your refashion!

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  2. Wow, now THAT is a transformation! Incredible!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  3. this is adorable! I love it :) Very feminine, yet not too ruffly!

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  4. Oooohhhh, I LOVE it! I've got a few men's shirts I've already refashioned and a few more waiting for inspiration, thanks so much. Stop by sometime, domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  5. The dress is beautiful. Such a girly transformation. Love the belt.
    Gwenny Penny

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  6. What a great redo! Love the re-purposing too...you did such an awesome job with it!

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  7. That's a great dress! Fantastic repurpose!

    I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have close to 50 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas – and this month I’m upcycling lots of clothes and trying to feature lots of the links too!
    Do come and take a look!
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/p/clothes-upcycling-projects.html

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  8. wow, so cool!! I want to try :)

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

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  9. Fab repurpose! Too bad my DH has no dress shirts, only tees for work!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

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