Sew Crafty ~ Shirt / Dress

I didn’t think I would have a sew crafty this week because I spent most of my time in the garden. However, I have been wanting to make the toddler dress out of the man’s shirt for a few months now, so I started it last night. I was going to post a tutorial, but this one is so good, I didn’t bother.

I did modify the design a little, but this was easy cheesy, as my kids like to say. I think even a non sewer could make this dress. It didn’t take me an hour, and that included dropping the ironing board on my toe and limping around the house for a while. The biggest challenge in finishing the dress, was that my daughter loved it so much she kept wanting to wear it before it was finished. Here are a few pictures, once again, she was dancing in most of them so it was hard to get a good shot.



I can’t wait to find some more shirts so I can do this again, and again, and again….

Total cost was $2 for the shirt at the thrift store, I can’t wait for yard sale season to start and I can purchase shirts for a quarter!

You can see more great sewing and craft projects at Shereen’s blog.

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  1. The dress is cute, and so is you little girl. She looks very happy with her new dress.

  2. What a great dress. I love it! Your daughter is so cute. :-).

  3. I’ve seen that tutorial but never tried it. Your dress came out adorable!!!! Hey, thanks for the ocmment on the dress I made. That fabric was just irresistable, wasn’t it? In fact, I had enough that I made a little top and bloomers, too. If I ever actually finish them (I have roughly 16,980 UFOs in my sewing room), I’ll post them!
    Your little girl is a perfect model in her pretty dress!

  4. The dress is so cute!

  5. Where is the tutorial? I notice you say “this one” but there doesn’t seem to be a link! Thanks, I love yard sales too! I am hoping to make that a habit this summer.

  6. I wish that I could make something like this. I don’t even know where to start.

  7. I love it! I will learn to sew, I will learn to sew, I will learn to sew…if I repeat it enough it will come true, right? What an inspiration for me to FINALLY do this. My girls would just love that dress.

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