Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Army green shirt dress

I have been wanting a long sleeve shirt dress. I made one from new material once but the armyce was too short and I just turned it into a sleeveless dress. So when I found his dress at the thrift store, I knew it was time for redemption! The bottom of the dress had a lot of fullness and I was going for a more fitted look.

I first cut off the length of the dress and detached the bodice from the skirt.  Next I fitted the waist while removing excess fabric from the sides. Then I worked on the bodice which included fitting the sides. The sleeves were 3/4 but fitted me weird , so I made cuffs from the excess fabric cut from the length. The only thing left is to complete cuff top stitching and button holes but I ran out of thread.

    So, I will order more thread to match the color and hopefully I will be able to wear it soon : )


RanchHouse said...

This looks like it was really an ambitious project. The work really paid off with this great dress. It looks handmade just for you.

Samwise W. said...

Love love love! That army green is so snazzy. It looks great on you!

cfortin said...

Wow what a transformation. Very nice refashion.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab