It was a different and original request and one of those I couldn’t resist nor refuse. I love making things with brand new materials but I also like to rethink other uses for things that apparently no longer have much use.
A few weeks ago I received an email from N. wondering if I could turn her son in law shirts into clothing for her granddaughter, a girl little bit youger than my Teresa.
The box with the shirts arrived later to my house and my cauldron of ideas began to simmer! As soon as I saw one of the shirts I new I had to make a pillowcase dress from it!The first dress I saw it as I looked into the fabric of this shirt! I immediately thought of a pillowcase dress! In addition to being easy to make it would allow me to keep the shirt almost entirely. I left the front part of the shirt with the all the buttons, although I closed it with a seam.
I replaced the shirt buttons with my hand made Fimo buttons. For those of you who were wondering why the hell is she making so many buttons, you can see here one of the many uses that my beautiful buttons can have in my creations. And indeed these buttons on this dress makes all the difference. A simple detail that changes the entire dress.
Finally the straps of the dress are two satin red ribbons. Still thought of something more elaborate, but you already know how I am, I do believe that less is more so I kept it simples and it worked as it always does!
This is the first of three baby dress from shirts that I have to make. And what about you? Do you want to make one of this for your girls?
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