Project Run and Play was to refashion a men's dress shirt into an outfit. I have a few shirts of both my husband's and my dad's in my refashion pile so access to shirts was not the problem, what to make was. I was just not sure what I wanted to do with the shirts and as a result I started my refashion too late and missed the sew along linky deadline - seems to be a theme of mine this season! With all the snow in the forecast for this week it made me long for warmer weather, beaches and sunshine so I decided to make a "resort wear" refashion using one of Kevin's shirts for a top and another shirt for some Capri pants!
I used the Oliver and S Popover sundress pattern to make a tunic length shirt. I wanted to keep the button down look so I cut out the back pattern using the front of the shirt with the button placket. I also cut out the back yoke using the button placket as well so the whole back of the dress was able to button. The back yoke was definitely a challenge and it was not until I was sewing it together that I realized I could have done it a much simpler way. Oh well, sew and learn right? Since the back of the dress buttoned all the way, I decided to make full straps out of the bias tape instead of the tie straps(I made the bias tape myself from scraps of the button down shirt that I used for the Capri pants - go me using my stash lol) I added a little bit of lace trim to the front yoke for some interest.
|Back of dress with button placket|
Erin had fun modeling her new outfit and really can't wait to wear it for real. She loves the summer!
|Cutest little hitchhiker I've ever seen!|