Monday, August 15, 2011

upcycle a big shirt into a dress/cover up

I found this size 4x woman's cotton shirt at a garage sale and thought it would make for a very cute cotton summer dress.  It's very casual and perfect to use as a swimming suit cover up also.  Here is the before:
 my computer won't let me rotate these pictures :(
I started by cutting off the sleeves leaving a little around the seams so I could hem the edge.
I turned it inside out, put it on, and pinned the armpit where it would fit me.  Then I took it off, pinned down the side at an angle to the bottom hem of the shirt, and cut off the excess.  
Next, I pinned and sewed down the raw edges all around.
That's it. It's cute and comfy.

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