Saturday, 26 January 2013

Make a dress out of a shirt and some tights...

Firstly, I'd like to say thank you to all of the followers and readers of my blog! I recently found out I'd reached 100 GFC followers - something I never thought I'd do when I started out my blog a few months ago - so thank you for the support!
Secondly, today I gave myself a break from homework (this seems to happen alot!) to create this post for you. As you can probably tell from the title, I managed to create a dress out of an old shirt and a pair of tights. The shirt (My Dad's old one), although the pattern and fabric doesn't exactly appeal to me, I used as the base for the dress. I think mixed with another fabric such as the lace I used,  the pattern is toned down a bit and actually looks really good. The white lace tights were too big for me so decided I had to use them for this. 

                          


1. First, I cut off the sleeves from the shirt and made any adjustments needed to the size, length etc.
2. Then I cut the tights. All I had to do was cut off the ends and simply attach this to the sleeves.
3. I then used the left over lace from the waistband of the tights to add to the collar. I like how it's slightly gathered here. 
4. I could also die or bleach the bottom of the shirt If I wanted to add some more colour to it.









What do you think? Will you be trying this? 


36 comments:

  1. this is a lovely idea, it's so nice to see people being creative with old clothes rather than selling them on ebay / giving them to a charity shop! great post xo

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  2. I love your blog *.* I follow you and I invite you to my blog ;*
    by the way you are very beautiful !

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  3. Love this so much, it's really pretty x

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  4. wow! love it!

    xx

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  5. Love this so much!
    BTW I just nominated your blog for the Liebster award! I mentioned you on my blog, and you can find more info on this award on my blog! :)

    <3 CC
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  6. cool post!

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  7. this is so adorable!

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  8. This is such a great idea!

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  9. Thanks for your lovely comment and happy weekend!
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  10. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3

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  11. very cute DIY work!! lovely blog :)

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  12. Beautiful!
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  13. clever clever!
    thanks for commenting on my blog. looking forward to us following each other - already following you on gfc xx
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  14. lovely!

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  15. te ha quedado muy bien...me gusta la idea...love

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  16. Great D.I.Y I love the result, also your shoes are so nice :)

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    Rose xo

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  17. LOVELY dress! Love the combination with the lace xxx

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  18. I like it better without the waist band!
    Please check out my blog too at Miss Tangerine :)

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  19. Beautiful, such a great diy!
    Love it.

    Ivana
    http://ruedetreschic.blogspot.com/

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  20. wowe what a unique dress, love it!

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  21. Huge congrats on reaching over 100 GFC followers. This is such a clever idea, I love what you did here!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  22. omg well done! lovely blog!

    Do you want to follow each other? :)
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    xx♥

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  23. So beautiful!

    xx http://thefashionencore.blogspot.com

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  24. This is such a lovely DIY! Congrats on the 100 followers! :) xx Laura

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  25. Love this look.

    XX Domenic.

    Stylehuntingclub.com

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  26. Great Idea, have to try it out too! :D

    Love,
    The Fashion Nerd

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  27. I LOVE this- such a clever idea and it looks brilliant. I with I was a bit more crafty, but I'm useless at anything DIY!xxx

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  28. You have such a great blog. Thanks for inviting me on IFB. I can't wait to see what's next.

    Kat
    http://lifeasathriftygurl.blogspot.com/

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  29. wow this looks amazing!! I really want to try it myself but I predict it will end in disaster and look no way as good as yours! -sigh-

    Francesca xo
    http://goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Great idea! We've just found your blog, it's really good. We would like to see more posts like this! xx
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  31. wow...you are very cute and nice outfit..
    ı lıke it..:)
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  32. love it. It is such a creative idea!

    TIff Ima
    Style Honestly

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