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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Polo dress

My husband was getting rid of this perfectly good polo shirt, so I snatched it from him. Obviously, it was too big, but I had been thinking of making a polo-shirt dress since I saw this one on Modcloth.

I didn't have enough fabric to pull it off exactly, but I used the polo shirt to create a nice fitted bodice. I removed the sleeves and pocket, then I made bust darts, took in the sides, and stitched down the armholes. For the skirt, I took a men's x-large t-shirt in a matching color, cut it off under the sleeves, and gathered it. I used a wide piece of black elastic to join the bodice and the skirt. I put the pocket back on, closer to the front buttons. Here's the result. 

Perfect for a hot summer day! Thanks for reading.  -Amy


jennifer elliott said...

Great job! I love Modcloth too!

Laura Lane said...

That is way too cute! I'm amazed!
my daughter Emily from Teen for the Lord refashions clothes, too.
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

Gema Ensenat said...

That looks great, and I bet it's comfy too... My favourite kind of dress! :)}

Louba said...

This looks amazing! Pretty sure my hubby has some unloved polos, need to raid the wardrobe !

IWOM said...

Sigh. I've always wanted to try one of those men's polo to dress refashions but I would need to get a much bigger husband first…,