Tuesday, June 03, 2008

glamour shots of a buttonshirt dress

i finally completed something off my to-do list. I took a shirt i found at a thrift shop and made it into dress for mallory. i got the idea and general instructions here. since the shirt i used had long sleeves, i just used the cuffs for the straps instead of making ruffly things. I thought it turned out cute and doug even said that it was pretty slick. so if you see a cute shirt at a thrift shop or yard sale...


oh yes, and it just so happened that the shirt matched a bow that aunt carma gave her...



6 comments:

Stacey said...

Love the dress and the bow! You and Carma are both very talented and Mallory sure is cute!!!

bec said...

thanks stace. i think she's pretty cute too.

mavis said...

i love the cuffs for sleeves. i just wish there was something that screamed "old man's leftover shirt" more. you use the original buttons on the back, but it still looks like you spent all day making it from scratch (sneaky, i know). i think it would be fun to use an ugly, nasty, old man shirt from the seventies, just for the dichotomy. creepy geriatric/cute mallory combo. makes me want to sew. almost.

bec said...

yes it was very sneaky.

ooh, yes to the old nasty man shirt, and put red bows on it.

jen said...

Great dress ... I like the sleeve details

bec said...

thank you. i must say that i think i like this better than making a dress from scratch. just because the results turned out better than it would, had i labored on every stitch myself.