This was my husband’s shirt.
It’s a little, um, Whoa Polkadot Polyester, and despite his affinity to it’s vintage awesomeness, he generously donated it to my upcycling project 2.0.
What’s upcycling? It’s a newfangled word I just learned! It’s when you take something old/ no longer useful/ unwanted and change it up to make something of better value/ use/ quality.
I upcycled Keith’s shirt into a dress for my daughter, thanks to a fabulous tutorial from Made. Yes, I am a big fan of Made.
I opted to make it 3/4 sleeves and just moved the button holes to make the sleeves fit and puff a bit. I had some extra satin blanket binding left over from another project so I used that for the waistband.
Of course I couldn’t let the leftover scraps go to waste, so I made a wee bow tie for the little man.
Adorable, aren’t they?
New dress, new bow tie, nearly no money spent. I love projects like that.