First, I decided to create a very feminine top and shorts out of the green check fabric because the fabric was a bit thicker than most shirting materials.
I used the cuffs for the shoulder straps.
|I inserted a center panel so that I could create the ribbon holder loops.|
Next, I used the grey, tan, red, and white plaid shirt to create this top.
Notice that the front and back yokes were cut on the diagonal.
After removing the complete collar with a seam ripper, I sewed the bottom seam together again, and cut the collar in half to create the shoulder straps.
The shirt cuff was used to create this pocket topper, and the top buttons down the back.
What to do with plain tan fabric? This pocket I created for the top was the inspiration for the final design.
Make a few prairie points to enhance the hem.
The back of the top used the front button placket.
The collar quickly became the shoulder straps.
This top has white knit shorts, but they just don't show in the photo.
The last dress was really the most challenging since I did not like the print. It just seemed a bit sad...especially to make something for a little girl.
So I first tried to give the fabric a "bit of love" with this fabric manipulation.
How about a waistline belt made out of the collar... do I see a smile yet?
Buttons down the back from the front button tab... is that a grin?
Add a collar.....NO.... that didn't work, so I seam ripped it off.
Finally, I decided that I just liked the simplicity of this dress with a few special details.
I never use to repurpose clothing, but I sure do enjoy it now. I hope you enjoyed reading about my "Play."
Men's shirt yesterday...Repurposed Today.