Over the past few years, I have seen a ton of pins on Pinterest of little girl’s dresses made from men’s shirts. The idea is that the dresses are extra special because they are made from their dad’s shirts. In addition to being extra special, they tend to be extra adorable as well. See here, here, and here. Brandon has been saving his old dress shirts up for a while now, with this project in mind for his nieces. The only problem was that I couldn’t find ANY tutorials on how to make this dress that didn’t require tracing a dress that fits! Since Brandon’s nieces live approximately 700 miles away, that wasn’t really an option.
Back in September, I tried to make a pair of shorts for Brandon. They didn’t fit quite right, so they found a home with my little brother. Now that it’s summer, I decided to give it another go.
I was on a little bit of a roll making dresses during May. Elastic-waisted dress in particular. The pattern is a free release from Salme Patterns, called the Olsen Dress. Surprisingly, there aren’t too many reviews of this dress on the interwebs, despite it being free. Hopefully this post will help someone out there who wants to make it! Continue reading
A while ago I made the dangerous decision to sign up for Craftsy’s mailing list. I get occasional emails from them, now, advertising classes and sewing kits. Right before mother’s day, I was tempted enough to open up the email and click on a link. About an hour of browsing later, I ordered two kits. The first became my mom’s mother’s day present, the other, this dress.