Brian gifted me this worn out work shirt, one of the arms was worn to threads. The sort-of-light purple color is fantastic – perfect for spring, summer or even fall (pushing it, but with the right accessories it could be done) I’ve been sitting on it for a few months, trying to decide on the perfect project. Then I received the latest CraftStylish Newsletter – and found a link for the perfect dress! [be impatient]
Want to make your own? Chic Steals: Don’t Buy DIY Men’s Shirt to Cute Summer Dress
You know me better than to think that I would follow the directions exactly. I didn’t. I used the seam ripper to take the arms and collar off the shirt, then cut across the shirt under the arms. The bottom of the dress was kept as-is. The top part of the dress is made from the sleeves and back of the shirt. I’ve made a few of these gathered shirts and the craftsmanship of sewing elastic ON to the fabric is not always great. So for both pieces of elastic, I just created a casing and pulled the elastic through with a safety pin. For the rib/waistband elastic, I made a casing right where I sewed the top and bottom pieces together.
I will definitely be checking out her blog again! The dress is fantastic.
You Grilled What?!
Grilled tomatoes and apples were AWESOME, this was the first time either of us had tried them! My dad is pretty good about throwing different things on the grill – we do sweet potatoes quite often, and sometimes pineapple. What other things have you successfully, or unsuccessfully put on the grill?