Woman's Shirt to Toddler Dress
You can find a number of tutorials for making dresses from (large) men's shirts such as this one and this one. But would it be possible to make one from a small women's blouse? I wondered. I had one that had once been a favorite of Kara's.
|Kara working on her veil on her wedding day|
She'd even worn it to the church on the day she was married. I thought it would be fun if I could re-purpose it into a sweet little dress for one of her sweet little daughters.
1. The men's shirts tutorials require too much fabric, so I decided to work with some nightgown patterns. First I cut a front and back yoke. I basically used this nightgown pattern.
2. Next, I cut out two cap sleeves. I was able to get these from the cuffs on the original sleeve, taking advantage of prefinished edges! (Yes! That's one of the things I love about remaking clothes - you can so often use edges and avoid hemming!)
3. From the rest of the shirt, I cut a front and back skirt.
4. And then I put everything together. So easy!