Minnesota Sundress

My mother-in-law gave my husband this t-shirt. She is amazing at finding good deals and this is a great shirt.

Before image of Minnesota T-shirt

The white marks are the chalk outline of my sundress.

Unfortunately, this shirt is a 3X.  My husband is a big guy and wears an XLT in most cases, but this shirt was even too big for him.

He threw it in the Goodwill pile and I snatched it back out, thinking it would be a fantastic opportunity for a reconstruction.

I traced one of my sundresses onto the shirt and bravely chopped away. This project went really smoothly; the hardest part being seeing the seams on the black fabric in the horrendous lighting in my sewing room. I was a little worried about the length, but it isn’t inappropriate.

So, a little snip and stitch and waa-laa! a new sundress. Or possibly pajamas. I haven’t decided yet.

Finished sundress

I debated about a sash, but the dress fits really well and the sash would have covered the area of Minnesota we visit every summer.

 

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9 comments

  1. Wow and just in time for your trip! Can we get photos of you in it in the warm weather? Just a tease for us staying home? Have fun and glad it worked without any hitches!
    Wendy
    W.S. Gager on Writing

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    1. It only took about an hour and my sewing machine is working so much better.

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  2. I never knew you were so crafty. Cute sundress!

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    1. Thanks! It was super simple.

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  3. Great imagination, loved the dress, sadly, knowing that i am a 4xlt, kind of puts a sting to it too, knowing that you can make a dress out of one of my shirts…

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Troy. I’ve made dresses out of larges too, but there’s a reason I called the last one the Moiling Rouge dress. 🙂

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  4. Bring it to Florida it looks really cute take a picture in it! Kathy

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    1. Thanks, Kathy!

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  5. Another masterpiece. Yes, we need to see a pic of you modeling this cute creation.

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