Brothers Shirt

I first saw a completed dress made from a man’s shirt on Pinterest. Couldn’t find a pattern or instructions, so pursued on my own. It is super easy and fun. My two brothers thought it was a great idea and donated some of their old shirts.


Step 1: Find a man’s shirt. Any size will work.


Step 2: Cut off both sleeves at the seam.

Step 3: Cut off top just above pocket.
Allowing about 1-2 inches for the casing to insert elastic.
If no pocket, cut top off depending on finished length of dress you are wanting.

Step 4: Sew down button opening.

Step 5:
If using 3/4″ elastic, fold down 1″ to the inside of shirt, press and sew down to make the casing. Use a safety pin to feed elastic through casing. Secure elastic to shirt by sewing in place on both sides.

Step 6: Use extra wide double fold bias tape, 42″ for each side. Sew in place for finishing armhole and ties.
You did it. Dress is complete.

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