Sunday, April 17, 2011


his nerdy man's shirt was reborn as an A-line, puff sleeved, be-ruffled dress for Noelle. The basic idea was from made, but with a few changes. I used the hem of the old sleeves and created a channel in the middle of the 1-inch hem to create a ruffly edge to the puff sleeve. For the ruffle I sewed three ironed strips of fabric together, hemmed the edges, gathered the ruffle and sewed it on the placket after removing the buttons. I was originally going to do big buttons but couldn't find enough matching ones in my stash. hee hee.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Grey Shirt Dress

Grey Shirt Dress with Yellow Flower. I used the shirt dress pattern from made using the Hub's old shirt. I originally wanted to do a ruffle collar but as I watched the pretty yellow strip of gathered fabric curl up it reminded me of a rolled rose crocheted strip and I decided to do a flower instead. I rolled up the gathered fabric and played with it until it suited me and then sewed it on with crochet thread. Sometimes I think I could make a flip book with Noelle's pictures...she's so super fun, super exhausting, always worth it, guffawing little firework...