Upcycled Summer Dresses and Shirts – 9 Free Sewing Tutorials

Upcycled Summer Dress Sewing Tutorial by How Joyful

Upcycled Summer Dress Sewing Tutorial by How Joyful

 Joy of How Joyful transforms this short sleeve button-down shirt into this sweet summer dress.

A thrifted oversized button-down shirt to start with:

Joyful Upcycled: Summer Dress – Sewing Tutorial

Joy Kelley is a creative Industrial Designer from the Universidad de Chile by degree.  Check out Joy’s blog to see how she deconstructed the shirt and then constructed and sewed the dress together.  Joy made excellent use of all of her fabric pieces!  Clever and beautiful!

 

See how Joy did it!

 

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How to Recycle Men’s Shirts : Shirt Modifications – eHowArtsAndCrafts

Recycling men’s shirts is something that you can do in a variety of ways, including by making them into dresses. Recycle men’s shirts with help from a seamstress, designer, costumer, tailor and small-business owner in this free video clip.

Series Description: You don’t have to just throw those old shirts away as soon as you don’t feel like wearing them any longer. Find out about making modifications to shirts with help from a seamstress, designer, costumer, tailor and small-business owner in this free video series.

Expert: Mo West
Filmmaker: Julian Thieme

 

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