Sunday, February 3, 2008

Will The Craftiness EVER Stop?

The craftiness will stop, eventually, but no time soon. I have a mountain of button-down shirts that need to be transformed from ordinariness into this:

I know that it wouldn't win any awards, but I'm pretty excited. I wish I'd taken a picture of the tablecloth-plaid shirt this dress had come from, but I didn't. I came out just even on fabric, too. I thought about adding a couple of pockets, but decided the pattern would look too busy, unless I did the pockets out of plain white, or something like that. I'm also planning on taking in the bodice a bit, too.

I found the pattern here. What great instructions! I wish I had made the straps a big longer, but they'll do, I think.

I went to the thrift store in town and picked up six dress shirts for $10. If all the dresses work out, I'll have Anna's wardrobe complete for the summer, I should think. They take a fair bit of work, but I've got one down, five more to go. You know I'll show the results.

Before I leave for the evening, here is some brotherly goodness. I've been focusing a lot on Anna since most of my sewing has been little-girl related and I thought I should make an effort to include Thomas.


Anonymous said...

I love those dresses! I have to check out that pattern. My daughter is happiest wearing dresses every single day.

Your children are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I love this idea! Hmmm. Now I guess I need to learn how to sew...