Summer Dress

By: Joy of How Joyful
Summer Dress
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Need a new use for an old plaid shirt? Ever wanted to learn how to sew your own clothes? This Summer Dress is perfect for you! No need to leave the house or head to the mall. All you need to learn how to sew a dress is your machine and a shirt you can steal from your man. Unlike most dress patterns for sewing, this is one of this wardrobe refashion project looks nothing like the original piece. Get your ruffle on when you learn how to upcycle a mens shirt.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


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How cute is this. I love how you upcycled your shirt into a dress. The instructions were very detailed to the last stitch and very informative. I would probably make this an off the shoulder dress or maybe a cold shoulder one.

This dress is so sweet! Love the vintage vibes!

Very creative, love it! xx

I would make this without the top ruffles, that part doesn't look right. I wouldn't use a yellow belt either. It is a cute dress to make from a shirt other than that.

that is cute

I am just amazed at how crafty people are! You could even use a couple of shirts (coordinating fabric patterns) and piece one together. I'm so looking forward to getting started on my spring/summer wardrobe!

Its real cute .I just might have to try making it. Thanks Laura


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