Tuesday, August 18, 2009

phia's party dress

can you believe this is the first birthday dress that i have made for phia? since she is having a circus party next weekend, i decided to get a head start and make her dress now, before the sleepless nights of cake baking begins. 
i used an old shirt that i haven't really utilized, but really liked the print to the point that i couldn't let it go. after making this one, i took note of my steps and made a little walkthrough for anyone interested in making one.
steps 1-4
steps 5-6
step 7
steps 8-9
i find it so much easier to jump into projects when some of the mystery is taken out of the construction process. i hope that these instructions are clear enough, but if you need any assistance or clarification, you can email me at liliashp@gmail.com


Just Ma said...

How great---especially the little model.

dana said...

This is SO stinking adorable! I've been making shirt dresses, but never like that. I'm gonna have to try it. Quite adorable!
Beautiful blog!
- dana

Triplet Mami said...

What an awesome idea. I'll have to try this one soon.


Eva said...

I came over from Grosgrain.
I love making new things out of old dress shirts.
The adult sized collar on a child is so great. I like how it almost forms a v-neck.

~ Kim ~ said...

The dress is really cute. I love shirt dresses!

the corn trade said...

Hi! I just linked to you through the Grosgrain blog, and I'm happy to have seen this post :) I have been collecting shirts to try this wiht my 3 yo, but hadn't really come up with a way to make it work - and you make it look simple! Thank you :) - katie

Anne said...

WOW! This is fabulous!! I posted a link to your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:



Heather said...

Hurray, one of the best tutorials yet! What a great, great, great idea.

Very Shannon said...

Just gorgeous! Love it! I couldn't resist adding this to our link luv roundup today.


Welcome to the shirt dress club :)

Tiffany said...

What a lovely dress! I made my own and linked to your site in my post. See it at http://www.simplymodernmom.com.

Lola said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

I blogged about your tutorial in my blog.


Perrine said...

I really like your how to. I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to my list of how to as explained in my french post (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/form_howto.html)
Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
Thank you,

Rachel said...

I saw this on Made by Rae and had to check it out, that is adorable!

plus sizes said...

The dress really fits her and it is a great idea for a circus party. The making is very much detailed which makes your readers happy. Nice work!

Pernilla said...

Hi. I'd like to link to this image and tutorial. Really nice dress!

Linda said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I reported here: http://paneamoreecreativita.it/blog/2011/07/raccolta-di-progetti-di-cucito-creativo-per-lestate

Diepisme said...

i call my sophia, Phia too! i love it! & it love the dress! going through my husband's shirts now~

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Megan said...

I used some of your ideas and make a cute dress and bow for my daughter. Thanks for the ideas!


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Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the steps to convert an old shirt into an attractive Party dresses. The details information along with images will surely help readers in making dresses for their kids using their old dresses.