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Have you been following Makery’s series The Refashioners 2015 . There’s been some fabulous designs created from former shirts by a wide variety of sewing bloggers. There’s an opportunity to join in, entering your own refashioning of a shirt for the chance to win a prize worth over £700. I have so many ideas re shirts, I’m not sure where to start. But that’s great as you can enter as many creations as you like, the only problem I have is time…!!
My first refashioning is a toddler dress. I have used four shirts to create a simple dress for my niece.
I used this toddler dress pattern as the basis for my design. I started with cutting out the bodice and sleeves.
Sewing up the curves seams I created the basis of top. Dividing the suggested length of dress into four I used strips of shirt gathering them slightly to add some fullness to the dress.
I stitched the seams using a overlocker.
I took the button placket from the pink shirt and added to the center of the dress as a feature.
Next up the side seams.
Finally adding elastic to the neckline and sleeves. The design of an elasticated neck makes this really easy to take on and off a baby/toddler.
I love the result, more importantly my sister in law likes it too (my brother recognised one of the shirts as his!).
To see other entries to the competition visit the pinterest board Refashioners 2015. Are you tempted to join in?