Non-matching matching dresses

I have been wanting to try Made's tutorial for turning a men's shirt into a girl's dress for the past two years, but never had two shirts that kind of had either a similar pattern or type of fabric. Luckily, hubby finally sorted out these so-90s dress shirts. Remember?! Those, pink or light blue or light green striped shirts that every business man on earth was wearing back then???!!!



Dana's tutorial is for a simple tailored peasant dress. Very easy to make.
I used XL-sized shirts and they were just big enough to accomodate the length of the dresses I was going for. So, if you want to make a dress bigger then, let's say, a 5T, you will need to use a men's shirt that's bigger than a size XL, or add a wide border on the bottom.
So, how lucky am I, that hubby had a pink and light blue version of these "awesome" shirts and my fabric stash held the blue and red prints of Amy Butler's LOVE???!!!! The result: pretty and cute non-matching matching dresses!



Instead of double-folding the seam on the bottom I added a bias-tape border. It would also have been very difficult to fold over the front twice with the button front and all.

 

4 comments:

Life with Lucy said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mama Lusco said...

Love them! This has been on my to-do list for years, too :) They look great.

Jessica said...

Oh yeah! Saving this one to my to-do list also. 1st time learning of this idea and I'm in love.

Lauranie said...

awwww...soooo cute! LOVE the dresses, they came out awesome! The bias around the bottom hem...fabulous! I love this look!! :) Another great job!

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