Men’s Shirt to Dress Tutorial

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Mens Shirt to Dress Tutorial
Mens Shirt to Dress Tutorial
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No need to go to the store to get your new everyday summer dress. Follow this Men’s Shirt to Dress Tutorial to learn how to upcycle clothes and save money! You never know what treasures you can make from someone’s “trash”. Grab an old button-down shirt from your husband or brother and make this chic DIY dress. This design is fairly simple to make since you will use a waist tie instead of altering the shirt at the waist. It’s quite comfy and cute, perfect for rocking on casual days during the summer. 


Primary TechniqueSewing


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This dress is amazing! When I first saw it I thought she cut off the arms and used them as a chicken belt. I love the simple sewing technique and the step by step tutorial. I am definitely raiding my brother's closet for a shirt.

Love this idea! Shirt dresses are always trendy, in my opinion. You could also use a larger shirt for a more flowy look and cinch in the waist.

What a fun project! I could see this as a beach coverup dress if you made it from an absorbent shirt fabric such as flannel. An alternative from making the belt from sleeves is to use that fabric as a band to add some length at themlower hem of your dress. you could still use the sleeve at a less wide overall width or use other coordonating fabric. very nice ideaa!


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