Saturday, January 31, 2015

From Large Shirt To Small Dress!

Hi there! My name is Lolo and I just joined this awesome blog! I just started in the world of refashioning and I can't wait to do so many more. I have been keeping a blog about my DIY and crafting for a little over a year now. I have new special tab for refashions and you can see my blog here: The World of Glitter & Glue Guns. Now off to post my most recent refashion here for you all to see!

I got this 100% silk shirt in size large from the Goodwill. I knew I was pushing my sewing (non) expertise to the limits by doing my first refashion with silk but this piece was too good to pass up!

I just love this color!
You can't see very well in this image but it has a button down front that is really cute- also useful since I wouldn't need to add a zipper in the back.

I didn't have to do much to refashion this piece. I simply cut off the sleeves and brought the sides in a couple inches. I also used the necktie as a sash. You can see images of the changes I made and a better description at my blog here: The World of Glitter & Glue Guns.

Here is the after image:

A belt I had already also works in place of the sash!


jennifer elliott said...

Welcome to the site! What a great refashion! I admire anyone who can take a large shirt and turn into a cute little dress. Nice job.

Lolo said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Carissa said...

What a cute dress! It's amazing what a big difference a couple little changes can make. I really like it with the black belt.