Added Aug 25, 2010
I’m working on a recycling project with a local girl’s choir – using a man’s shirt to make summer uniforms for the girls (age 13 – 18). The challenge is to make the instructions easy enough for non-sewer’s to follow. The girls will be working with me to complete their project, but they will be doing most of the work. The dresses have to be fairly modest (no backless dresses or plunging necklines allowed!) since they will be wearing them when they go on tour. This is the first prototype, which I made for my son’s girlfriend.
I really like the back of the bodice which used the sleeve tabs as a decorative feature. I decided to add a zipper to the back instead of making it a pull-on dress to make it a bit more fitted. The hem might be straightened out at a later date.
Man’s used shirt size XL. 100% cotton.
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