This weekend my mom gave me a huge bag of old clothes from my brothers and dad. And of course free is even better than Goodwill, so I started thinking about all the clothes I could make for Ella and Brice. There were two of these plaid, collared shirts from my dad, so I thought I'd save one to make a dress for Ella and then use the other for me. (Of course I was too excited to get started, and it was 10 pm, so I forgot to take a before picture. This "before" picture is of the other shirt!)
Here's the after.
|The sleeves are really the same length...|
I took in the sides and sleeves, chopped off the sleeves to 3/4 length and added elastic, removed the collar and used the scraps to make the ruffle. I think I might take it in a little more above my waist...and I need to get a skinny belt, I think that would look good with it too. Anyone interested in having me show you how to do it??