This week’s Project Run and Play challenge was to take a Men’s button-down shirt and transform it into something wearable for your child.
I decided to take a thrifted flannel Men’s XXL shirt and make a few things for Falafel.
First I will say that I am amazed at how much I got out of one shirt! There was very little left over, and a lot was a tight squeeze, but in the end she has an outfit that is very plaid and very fun.
I started with making a pair of pants out of the sleeves. I used the existing cuffs for the bottom of the pants.
I also added the shirt pocket (which I seam ripped off) to the front.
Next, I made a shirt using the existing collar and button placket. I added sweet little puffy sleeves and a ruffle at the bottom,
Here’s a close-up of the ruffle.
I even had enough fabric left over for a hair clip (to go in her newly cut hair), and a sassy little (self-drafted) hat.
We even used the hair clip on the hat!
She asked me to photograph her lamb on her head.
Oh that child.
Have you ever tried to re-purpose an old shirt?
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