All good things must come to an end! It's day seven, of kid's clothes week upcycled challenge. I had a blast tearing up old clothes and giving them a fresh breath of air. By all means this was extremely challenging because I am ME; I tend to have an emotional connection with my clothes, I have been in denial that my style had changed, and talk about having the guts to tear them apart. Hey, at least I kept my clothes in the family! ;-) Hope you all enjoyed my creations as much as I enjoyed making them. Alright, let's get down to business, going into this challenge, one of the things I really wanted to transform was a mens shirt into something amazing. So I did what any lovely wife would do, I grabbed one of my husbands old mens shirt. I honestly, had no idea what I would do! I was having designer's block! Ever had one of those? Let me tell you they are the worst. Fast, forward six days later, it came to me! The mens shirt had pin stripes, which meant I could play with directional stripes. The front bodice would have a chevron effect, the back would be kept as is along with the buttons. The skirt portion would have horizontal stripes and inverted pleats.
Here is the before.
Front view of the dress.
Back view of the dress.
Close up of the chevron and inverted pleats.
Close up of the back, kept the original buttons.
My little model wasn't being too cooperative, I was only able to capture two pictures a bit blurry but you get to see how the dress looked on her.
Striking a pose :D
Showing off her back buttons.
This concludes Kids Clothes Week upcycled challenge! I loved the challenge it pushed me to do something different. Now I have a less clutter up closet and she has new/old clothes. It's a win win! Which upcycled garment was your favorite?