So a few months back, my husband decided to clean out his closet (on his own! I know!) and when he was done he came to me with a stack of shirts up to my knee and said, "Honey, before I throw these out, do you want to save them for anything?" Um, YEAH!!! I scored undershirts, Tshirts, and button-down collared shirts, both casual and dress. SCORE. Beat that, Santa.
Here's my first refashion:
I just positioned a racerback dress that Z already had over his shirt, cut around it with a little extra space for seam allowances, and sewed it together.
Well, until I realized that somehow something had shifted and the dress was going to be waaay too tight. Then I had to grab a coordinating shirt (thank goodness I had that pile!) and make triangular strips down each side. In the end, I'm so happy I messed up because this dress wouldn't be nearly as cute without those stripes.
I used the same blue shirt to cut out bias binding and just stitched that on with a zig zag stitch. The only tiny little embellishment I did was to cut the neckline wide so I could make a little gather in it for girliness. (because a dress isn't girly enough, apparently)
I was going to make this into a tutorial, but I didn't for 3 reasons:
1. I'm lazy busy
2. This was so easy I think a tutorial would insult your intelligence
3. Lil Blue Boo just did a preview for her new pattern: a toddler racerback dress made from upcycled knit. So, I don't want to step on toes.