Re-purposing: Dress to ruffle shirt

Another re-purposing post! I have been in the mood to sew I guess!
This has been my favorite so far though!

My mother in law was getting rid of some clothes,
and let me look through the bag before it went to the D.I.
and there was this dress that looked hardly worn.
The wheels started turning....
and this is what I came up with!

So first of all I cut off the bottom and had to take it in.
After I cut several inches off I turned it inside out and pinned it where I wanted to take it in.

Then on the seams I did a zigzag stitch to give it the surged look!

Then from the part I cut off, I cut it into strips,
then sewed the strips together and made ruffles out of it.
Then sewed the ruffles all the way around the neck and down the front!

Here is the back view!

I love how it turned out...now I have to do one for myself!!


  1. I still can't get enough of ruffles...your shirt is darling!

  2. So cute! i love the color and I love the ruffles!

  3. That is a super cute shirt! Love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. Oh my gosh, this is the best idea! I'm all about fixing up stuff you already have. In fact I posted this dress/shirt do-over today! I'd love for you to check it out :) http://rolledupprettyandcutoffthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/holey-shirt-ghetto-dress-do-over.html
    I found your blog through Creative Itch. Have a great day! Love your blog!

  5. I'd love for you to join me at Inspire Me Mondays. This week's linky party is open for one more day. http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspire-me-monday.html

  6. cute! I just bought a long sleeve shirt at the goodwill. I think I'll be doing something similar to this.


  7. Hey Trina,

    How lovely your shirt turned out, and your daughter is precious as always. I love the way you made that shirt so cute with all those ruffles.

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
    I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    Hugs, Bella **Features from week #41 & 42** @ Bella Before and After
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  8. Your shirt turned out so cute! Such a great refashion.


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