Cool idea: Little girl’s dress from dad’s shirt

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]


  1. michelle w says

    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.

  2. Chrystal says

    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.

  3. Sherry Cation says

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

  4. Lillie DeWitt says

    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

  5. corinn says

    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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