Friday, April 3, 2009

dad's madras plaid - not any more


the before photo of the shirt





I took another shirt out of dad's closet (this one was on it's way to Goodwill) to make it in to a dress for Mallory. I have fallen in love with this one. I think one of the reasons I like it so much is because I remember him wearing it in the summer and now to see her wearing it is really sweet. I took some photos of the process which I will share in the next few days. I promise, it's simple. I got the great idea for the red and white polka dot waist band from dana at made. I love red and white polka dots and this added a nice feminine touch. This time I put the buttons in the back and I kept turning it around wishing they were in the front, but in the end after I added the red band, I liked them in the back.

15 comments:

megan said...

LOVE IT!!

all of these shirt redos are making me want a girl
:-)

Barbara said...

So cute! I love what you are doing with these shirts!

emily said...

You've been busy!!! this one is cool... I think my favorite too of the "redo's"... zane better watch out, he won't have any shirts left.. I'm totally going to copy you when I get home, Jeff hangs onto clothes FOREVER... so this is a good project to clean out his closet.
I got some cool new fabric here... I can't wait to get home and start working on stuff again. It's been FREEZING with snow every day...
I love all the stuff you've posted... hope you guys had a great spring break!
Casino Royale and Marley and Me are out on DVD... I feel another movie night coming up!
M-

emily said...

oh- crap... this is MELISSA... not EMILY.. I'm using Em's computer at her house :-)

dana said...

Oh Traci, I LOVE this one! The plaid with the red is a great combo. And I like that you put the band higher up, empire waist style. The buttons in the back look great too. Your Mallory is too cute.
Another great one!

Shannon said...

Thanks for your comment Traci! I have the "featured on luvinthemommyhood buttons" ready if you would like one :) I would love it if you would put one on the site, in fact it would make my whole week. Let me know if you are interested.
That dress is adorable, I have a shirt all ready for me to make one of these for my little one.
Have a good weekend.

Lettie said...

I think this is my favorite one yet! I love the shirt you used and the red looks so nice. And I like the buttons in the back. Very cute! Oh why do I have no daughters?!

Carmen said...

I love it! I have never had any desire to sew...never! But you make me want to. lol Your baby girl is so cute!

threemoonbabies said...

CUTE!

Stacey said...

So cute....love the detail you used!

Bianca said...

adorable!! I'm going to be giving this shirt-to-a-dress a try this week - wish me luck!!

Tracie said...

I love these. So cute!!!

Celia said...

WHat a great idea! Love it!

Jessica said...

Do you have the pattern or a tutorial that you used? I've never sewn before but this is making me want to!

Jessica said...

Do you have a tutorial that you used or a patter or something? I have never sewn before but this makes me want to!