I found this short sleeve button-down shirt in a bunch of Brad’s old things. The material is very soft and I liked the way it felt so much that I wanted to wear it!
It took awhile to figure out what to make out of it, but I landed on a little black dress. First the pocket, sleeves and collar came off.
Then I turned the shirt inside-out and put it on Sally backwards (after removing her classy accessories) so that the buttons go down the back. Then I pinned her sides.
I pinned the neckline and left the original shirt hem alone.
I sewed everything down and trimmed off the extra side materials. When I put on my new pinstriped dress, it was missing something. Brad even agreed! I decided it needed better definition at the waist so I dug out the collar and made it into a fuaux peplum.
I’m not entirely sure I like this dress the way I made it, but not too bad for my first attempt at making a shirt into a dress. It might look best paired with a jacket…
Here’s the back, it’s tough to see but I kept the original shirt buttons.