Recently, I’ve made it my quest to buckle down and make all the adorable sewing projects that I’ve pinned. I have a creative mind that wants to embark on my own sewing tutorials and refashions, but I feel like I need some practice first on a few tutorials that others have already penned to help me out with garment construction concepts. Maybe it will help me clean out my fabric stash, too!
Last week, I finished up the Soho Maxi Dress from Sew Much Ado. This week, I made something for the little one- The Shirt Dress from MADE! I used one of the hubby’s old dress shirts. I’m excited that it’s wrinkle free so that I hopefully won’t have to iron the dress.
When I first began by cutting out the pattern, I didn’t think that it looked right, but I’ve never sewn an elastic neck line. I followed the pattern and instructions, and the dress came out just like it should!
Here are my thoughts on this sewing project:
- To those contemplating this dress, be sure to make the neck and shoulder casings wide enough. I did except for one little area, but it was such a hassle that I had to pick apart the seam to thread the safety pin.
- Definitely add the waist band casing.
- I ran out of 1/4 inch elastic, so I used 1/8 inch for the arm casing. Other than being hard to sew together (because it was so small), it turned out great.
I’m glad she likes this dress so much- she said it’s even “combfortabable” to play in. 🙂 The hubby better watch his closet- a few more shirts may be mysteriously missing.
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Kara at Petals to Picots says
Love it 🙂
Looks great, Melanie!
It turned out so cute Melanie! Your little girl is adorable.
Debbie @ OtRD says
I have a list of things I come across and want to make that is a mile long!
Loving this little dress, so cute!!
Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com says
Yay! Congrats girl! Its super cute.. and your daughter is too! She looks just like you 🙂
Lovely! Nice pictures too.
That dress is also on my to-do list, but don’t know when I will get to it… 🙂
This is so sweet, Melanie, and how fabulous that it is a wrinkle-free shirt, or dress now, lol. Sweet.
Recipes We Love says
Too cute!!! i wish I could sew!!
That turned out really cute! You did a great job!
This dress turned out fantastic! I love the tutorial you used and have been dreaming of making a few of these myself. I even have saved some perfect men’s shirts I found at a thrift store for the purpose. The only problem is I only have one son, no daughters? Pathetic, right?. Either I’m going to need to have a little girl soon or make a friend with a little girl that really wants me to make her a shirt dress!
E Dicks says
Love it! I totally need to make one.
E Dicks says
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com says
Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun & Crafty link party up and would love for you to share this!
looks great! i love the repurposing!
That is so cute! Love how it turned out and your photos are beautiful!! 🙂
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Sparkle and Co says
Nice!!! That’s a very good idea!
I’m a new follower from the Creative-me linky 😉
Melanie!! WAY TO GO!! The dress is beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
Great job! I love sewing for my girls too. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Amanda @ The Little Giggler says
The dress looks perfect! You’re daughter is adorable too!
Alderberry Hill says
I’m just getting around to my features now, thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday…you are being featured later this evening!