It’s Going Around

Back in April Dana from the Made blog posted a tutorial for turning men’s dress shirts into adorable dresses for girls. What a fabulous idea. I had to try it out for myself. I am amazed by the things people can come up with. I absolutely loved the idea of reusing men’s shirts.

The shirt I used for Kaye was a $2 XL shirt from the thrift store. I had to find a pink shirt since she will only wear pink. Kaye’s dress was also my first attempt at applique. Not bad, but not good either. If you made something inspired by Simply Modern Mom, please upload pictures of it in our Flickr group to show it off to everyone. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.


The shirt I used for Elle was a Polo shirt from my dad. It had a large rip on one of the side seams.


3 Responses to “It’s Going Around”

  • aunt stacey

    I love the fact that you don’t have to make button holes, but how did you do the sleeves? Wouldn’t it be neat to make shirts peasant tops for old girls and ladies

    • simplymodernmom

      The sleeves were a bit tricky but I figured out a simpler way of doing it. Do the casting for the elastic, then pull the elastic through and sew it together.

  • Cyndi Bird

    Very clever & cute. I love the ‘no button holes to make also! Makes me wonder what else you could ‘remake’ with already made clothing. 🙂


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