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Upcycled Men's Shirt

Added Jan 3, 2010

by skagurl0906

New Orleans, Lou...






I made this from a men’s shirt I got from the Goodwill. I used a tutorial with a few variations. It’s hard enough to make plus size clothing without it looking like a sack. :)

Ok… after much demand, I dug up the link… (this is the third one I’ve made, so I don’t reference it any more…) link = http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/change-a-mens-shirt-into-a-dress

The main change I made was that I took measurements on myself. I used my bustline plus an inch for the top measurement and my hips plus two inches for the bottom. I have been considering taking in the sides a little, but meh. :)

Material Notes

old shirt




Garment Type
Bohemian, Grunge, Romantic

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  • Harbor_excursion_mod_large

    Sep 9, 2010, 11.04 PMby retrofitcostumers

    I love the bows on the straps – very cute!

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    May 23, 2010, 12.01 AMby jessier815

    super cute! I have a flannel shirt that I need to try this technique on…. :) good job and thanks for sharing !

  • Bridget_in_a_sexxy_white_button_down_large

    Apr 21, 2010, 03.48 AMby rowanvamp0

    I too would love a tutorial your right when it comes to plus size they all make you look like a potato sack let alone be fashionable and affordable so I would love love love a tut!

  • Sitting_down_-_gloomy_large

    Jan 4, 2010, 02.53 AMby sarsaparilla

    Looks great, I have a few shirts I’d like to upcycle as well :D Do you have a link to the tutorial?

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    • Sitting_down_-_gloomy_large

      Jan 4, 2010, 10.30 PMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks for the link! I’m sorry I should have been more attentive and found the link on your other projects :S

  • Fly_small_large

    Jan 3, 2010, 09.58 PMby misssylver

    Could you put up a link to the tutorial please? It’s great and I’d like to have a go.

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