Shirt Dresses

Summer with SLEEVES and Pattern NOTES

by Dana on April 18, 2010

If you need a Summer Vacation Dress that’s more modest for church, no worries!Throw a sweater on top, a shirt underneath, or better yet…..You can add sleeves!There’s no official pattern for this part of the dress or formal instructions. But you can do it by combining,The Summer Vacation Dress and Shortie PATTERN withThe SHIRT DRESS […]


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Green Dress

by Dana on March 17, 2010

Wearing Green today?We hope so! Based on the Shirt Dress Tutorial, and inspired by this cute tutorial at Freshly Picked, I went…. Instead of creating a fabric casing for the waistband, I sewed 2-inch wide elastic on to the outside of the dress (found at most fabric stores). You know, the trendy belt look we’ve […]


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desert beauty

by Dana on September 23, 2009

A couple weeks before leaving California I wrapped up projects for friends and family. And now (with little sewing time on my hands) I can share them with you!My cousin Rachael gave me her husband’s old shirt to make into a dress for her daughter. With the brown colors and embroidered flowers on front it […]


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by Dana on June 16, 2009

With my machine in working order, I had a productive afternoon! (can you tell I was itching to sew?) Here’s what I came up with, a variation on the shirt dress. Refashioned from a man’s dress shirt, it’s the plaidtastic shirt/skirt combo. I started with this:and turned it into this:and this:The idea for the top […]

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