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Big button-down into fun summer dress!
This project shouldn't take a learned seamstress very long at all, but if you're a beginner like me it might take you longer.

Because I also took pictures and planned my tutorial while working on it (and I'm slow), it took me 8 hours 20 minutes...

Posted by plumsong . from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See plumsong .'s 6 projects »
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  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get a button-down shirt that is large enough to encircle your under-bust where that red line is.
    (unless you want it shorter and cut it down farther).

  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the sleeves at the seam.
    (Save for a later step!)

  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now cut off the collar (front and back) a little above the first button.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next turn the main piece inside out and try it on.
    You will want to pin the sleeve holes so that it fits your hips and isn't lumpy, then sew a straight stitch!
    (mostly just fit it to your body and sew it up)

  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn inside out and this is what it should look like!

  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take each of your sleeves and cut off the cuff and at the bottom seam ( black line)

  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use the sleeves and your lining fabric to make the top.
    Tutorial for top: http://forum.threadbanger.com/showthread.php?t=11888

    Then sew it on to the bottom of the dress. I suggest also topstitching over the bottom part because of the fabric.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a dress. Button Down Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wait for a sunny day or vacation and wear it!

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plumsong  .
plumsong . · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
no problem guys,
thanks for checking it out!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Cute dress - this is one a definitely want to try. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Lovette'sz-xoxo
Lovette'sz-xoxo · 15 projects
thats GORGEOUS! thanks heapps for the tutorial hun!
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