the mr and i spent most of the weekend being busy and getting ready
for our road trip down to california later this week,
and i was able to finish up a men's shirt refashion that i've had on my project list for too long!
before: giant chambray men's shirt thrifted for $2
after: simple summer dress!
don't you love it when an idea turns out even better in real life than you imagined?
i have been craving an easy summer dress project for some time
and found the perfect, super large shirt while thrifting with the mr a couple weeks ago.
i cut off the sleeves and the collar, leaving just the collar band.
i also took off the pocket because it looked a little funny down near my waist...
then i slimmed down the sides to fit loose so it would gather cute with a belt.
when i tried it on, the shoulders turned out to be long enough to be little cap sleeves!
so i just finished them at the bottom of the armholes to be kimono sleeves, easy peasy.
the shirt itself wasn't quite long enough to be a dress,
so i used the fabric from the sleeves to make a band at the bottom of the dress,
adding the sleeve's placket as a little detail on the side.
i finished just in time to be able to wear it to our fourth of july celebrations
of frozen yogurt and fireworks at the waterfront!
i hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend and fourth of july!