Friday, June 17, 2011

New (Old) Shirt for Mommy!

Some of you might remember (hopefully, because it was just four days ago) the dress I made for Grayson out of an old Men's dress shirt.

Well I decided I wanted one for me too! Since I didn't want a mini-dress I decided I would make a top, just in the same style as her little dress. I found a great Banana Republic shirt at the thrift store that looked brand new and had to have it! It was only $4!

I got my pattern all measured out and cut (which needed some serious adjustment later)

And I shredded the shirt into little pieces!!! Hahaha! wasn't that dramatic, but I did cut off the sleeves and the collar.

An hour of sewing and lots of trying-on later....I had my shirt!!

I love how it turned out...and you can't beat it for only $4. Buying it from Goodwill, everybody wins!
I'm thinking about adding a flower like the one on Gray's dress. What doyou think?

I have found a new love for refashioning clothes. I can't wait until Hubby cleans out some of his older stuff to see what I can come up with.

And as an afterthought....I felt like I had seen this shirt before when I put it on. Then I got to thinking about WHERE I would have seen it before. I figured it out when I woke up this morning.

I used to own an almost identical shirt from American Eagle when I was in college!! I loved that shirt, which may have been what drew me to choose this one to make my new shirt! Something about a blue and white stripe just does it for me. In the picture with me is my Bestie/Maid of Honor/lil sister Morgan. We have changed a lot since Junior year! She lives entirely too far away from me and I miss her! Tear.


  1. Hi
    I'm a new follower from the you like me blog hop! I really like your blog! and I am loving the shirt you made for yourself and your little girl! Can't wait to see more!

  2. You are so talented!! I love your stuff!!

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  3. New follower from Friendly Friday.

  4. Great tutorial, I am going to have to try this for my grandchildren. Thanks for following. I am now following back.

  5. Oh I love it! It's adorable! I found you at the Hop Along Friday Blog Hop and am glad I did, am a happy new follower :).

  6. New follower(KPort207) from the Finding New Friends Blog Hop. If you haven't already, please check out my blog and follow if you'd like to.

    Thanks :)

  7. Cool. Our Girl Guide unit made dresses out of pillow cases for kids in Africa. Really cute and along the same lines as this.

    New follower from Stalk Hop Friday.

  8. Well, I'm impressed! I can sew a button on a shirt, and perhaps fix a rip or two...but I am no seamstress, that's for sure! You are talented!

    I'm a new follower via GFC - saw your link on the Stalk Hop Friday list!
    They All Call Me Mom

  9. Love it! Great job! Love your shirt for your daughter too! Came here from Kojo!

  10. Great job!! I am going to have to try this!! I am a new follower from the weekend blog hop. I am glad I found you! I will be checking back in often!!


  11. Great job on your sewing project, and adorable baby. Following from the blog hop. I would love it if you would follow Cedar Hill Ranch.

  12. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, following you back!!!

  13. Cute blog, came by to return the love and follow back! Happy to be your newest follower :)

  14. FABULOUS refashions! I have a linky page with 100+ clothes upcycling projects on my blog if you ever want to add any of your projects - it gets a lot of views - and has lots of other inspirational ideas too!

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog - returning the favour and following you back now!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. You're so creative! I can sew but I have to have a pattern. :) I'm following back from the hop. Thanks for stopping by Pot of Gold Giveaways!


  16. That came out great! I've been thinking about turning some of the husbands old shirts into baby dresses, but I might save one for myself and try out something like this. It looks fantastic.

    New follower from Mom Blog Monday :)

  17. What a great idea! It turned out so cute. I'm a new follower from the blog hop. - Amy

  18. What a great idea!!!! Really, really, great and super creative!! You have such a fun, informative site here, I'm so glad I found you on VoiceBoks!!

  19. I've made a dress for my daughter from a men's shirt & have thought about doing it for myself. Your's turned out so cute.


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