Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Shirt Dress

I recently ran into a fantastic blog called Made. There is a great tutorial on how to make these darling little girl dresses out of a man's old dress shirt. I LOVE the idea that the girls can wear their Daddy's old shirts. My friend, Lindsay, and I decided to tackle the challenge and spend the day making our first "shirt dress". It's an easy dress to sew, but it took us a while to figure out how to draw the pattern and to sew it for the first time. I'm happy with how it turned out, and Reha is SO excited that we cut up Daddy's shirt and made her a cute dress! 

To make your own just follow the tutorial. I've included the sketches from her blog on this post, but she goes step by step on her blog. Have fun!!

Reha showing off her new dress.

She started having a little too much fun posing for the camera ...
Really, where did she learn these poses? I swear I don't do this ...
A view from the back.


  1. Seriously, you make me want to go take some sewing classes. This is the cutest idea for a dress. It turned out sooooo cute!! Way to go girl.

  2. that is so cute. i hope we have a daughter some day!

  3. excellent job on this dress! i love it. do you mind if i include it in our slieshow in about a week of all the shirt dresses.

    and yes, i am more than happy to do a tutorial on the ruffle, although i am in the midst of moving so it may not happen until next week.

  4. so cute! Thanks for linking me to your blog!
    We'd love if you uploaded pictures to our flickr group:

    And congrats on starting a sewing blog. I think you'll love having a separate outlet for that!

    btw, I'm from Orange County. My family lives in Rancho Santa Margarita right now (near you) and we live in Pasadena...not too far away! Glad you're enjoying the purple flowers down there. They're gorgeous.