Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And sewing.......

Here are the little jumper dresses I promised to show you. These are made from a man's button down shirt. My man doesn't wear button down shirts. It's a uniform or it's a t-shirt and I'm ok with that. Because there are thrift stores chock full of button down shirts! Some with dry cleaning tags still attached!

I followed this tutorial from Blue Cricket Design. It was pretty easy to follow, although I'm not sure I did the straps right. Also, just something I encountered: if it's a shirt with pockets, you'll have to remove them. If the shirt is faded, the fabric beneath the pocket will be darker and it will be evident on the back of what will become your dress. I'm sure after a few washes it will all even out.

The shirts (XL I think):

Dress #1

Dress #2

The buttons are supposed to go down the back, but it's nice either way. My girls were not very cooperative with the pictures....sorry!

I love these dresses! I'm in awe of people who can envision patterns such as this. I'm THANKFUL for the people who do and then take the time to teach us all! Thank you, Blue Cricket Design!


  1. they look as excited to pose as my daughter sometimes.
    gonna have a look at the rest of your blog....

  2. Look at you busy bee...knitting, sewing, and all that fun jazz!:) Wish you were still close!

  3. Oh, my gosh are those cute! Feel like I'm looking at a modeling shoot for JCREW kids! Wonderful!


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