I love this little dress so much!  Amazing Mae made it from an old man’s dress shirt.  (The dress shirt was old, not the man!  But I digress…)  Read more about the project, and see the dress modeled by its recipient.

[via Made, who made her own version of the dress shirt dress]

[tags]sewing, refashion, reconstruction, shirt, dress, girl[/tags]

By Anne Weaver


14 Comments so far

  1. Ashley on April 5, 2009 7:58 am

    I love it

  2. michelle w on August 15, 2009 2:38 pm

    I love all of your stuff, but as a beginner at this, I’m afraid I couldn’t do it?

    Do you know of any beginner sites to help get me started? If so, please feel free to contact me through my email-mmwilcox306@yahoo.Or ANY advise you have, if that’s okay.

    My little girl is 5 and when you go to the store,she ends up wearing the same thing her friends are…she appreciates nice clothes & LOVES dresses; peasant tops,flouncy skirts etc.

    Any reciprocation would be GREATLY appreciated. the all caps were not me screaming-just excited for the (Hopeful) info.

  3. Lacey on February 20, 2010 7:35 pm

    I think this is absolutely adorable! But where’s the pattern? I love it!

  4. anneweaver on February 20, 2010 8:00 pm

    There’s not a pattern at the site, but you can use any raglan-sleeved dress or shirt pattern to make this dress.

  5. Jen on February 25, 2010 8:21 am

    Oh my gosh that is way too cool!

  6. Chrystal on June 10, 2010 10:30 am

    what a great idea im glad to see that im not the only one that uses husbands old shirts to make dresses for my daughter.

  7. Pat on February 28, 2011 6:57 pm

    Where is the pattern? I love this dress for a little girl want to make it but need instructions….thanks !

  8. monica on April 20, 2011 7:53 am

    love it i just would like to know how to cut the sleeved ans sew it together … thanks

  9. Sherry Cation on June 5, 2011 1:53 pm

    This is a great idea. I too would like to get guidance on making and fitting sleeves.
    Thank you.

  10. TIffanie on June 25, 2011 4:39 pm

    this is adorable, i would like more information on the steps to began the project…thanks

  11. Lillie DeWitt on October 21, 2011 10:16 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the little dress! So glad I seen that show before I took all my husbands shirts to our thrift store in Bridgeton, NJ. Of course I’ll only use the nicer ones for my grandaughter! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Your Biggest Fan for many many years,Lillie DeWitt

  12. Lillie DeWitt on October 21, 2011 10:19 pm

    What a wonderful way to reuse Grandpops old (nicer) shirts. Can’t wait to get started!

  13. diane welles on December 27, 2011 4:45 pm

    Yours is the best dress shirt dress I’ve seen.
    Do you also have a pattern to cover a diaper?

  14. corinn on April 9, 2014 9:55 am

    hi, i tried to make this dress but when i got to the sleeve part i got confused, the pattern that you show for it shows 6in. and 10in and then another 6in but then it shows at the bottom of the piece 14in how does 6+10+6 inches equal 14 inches? i don’t sew so im sure it must be something i just don’t understand.could you please explain? thanks corinn

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