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Upcycled Girls Dresses - Version 2

Added Nov 23, 2010

by mmarierimes

Oldsmar, Florida...






Inspired by the Vivienne Jumper – 2 Versions of the same dress both made from 1 man’s long sleeve button down shirt (“Before” picture included). Version 2 also made from an upcycled pair of denim blue jeans. White cotton knit lining also made from an upcycled flat sheet! Hopefully you can see the front of the man’s button down was reused as the back of the toddler dress! This left a neat row of accent buttons down the back which were then coordinated with the buttons at the shoulders. Finally, I decided to add one little accent pocket made out of the same denim for the front of this cute little dress.

Material Notes

Cotton, Denim, Upcycled, Recycled, Tan, White




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Denim

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  • Burda_023_large

    Nov 23, 2010, 09.35 PMby runningwithscissors1

    What a neat way to use an old men’s shirt. Never would have thought of it myself! My daughter is likely too big for this now, wish I figured it out 2 years ago! Cool

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      Nov 24, 2010, 07.59 PMby mmarierimes

      Thank you :) – What if you used an XXL shirt and planned on making only one dress, I bet the pattern could be altered to fit most sizes.

    • Burda_023_large

      Nov 24, 2010, 09.29 PMby runningwithscissors1

      My concern would be the height. My daughter is tall for her age which doesn’t help for stuff like this. This does give me ideas for experimenting though.

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