I’ve been wanting some new clothes but just haven’t clicked with anything I’ve seen in the stores lately so I decided to go through my bag of stuff to take to the thrift store and my ridiculously huge fabric stash and make myself some more upcycled shirt dresses. My work room gets pretty toasty so it’s nice to have these light weight super comfy dresses just to throw on.
This one is my absolute favorite. I loved this tee that I got from Target. It fit great and was super comfy and soft. But after the first wash it shrunk up a.lot. arggg I so hate that. I’ve had the red fabric for a few years back when I was in a fabric coop.
I loved this tank top, also another up-shrinker. And I’m not sure why but I bought an entire bolt of this octopus fabric. It coordinates perfectly with some mermaid fabric which I also have a bolt of uggg. I’ve made a few things for the shop but people don’t seem to like them in fact I think my mom hates the mermaid one. I kept on trying to get the girls to use the mermaid for their air plane pillows, since I had so much but my mom kept discouraging it haha. I like this dress alright by it’s my least favorite of the three and I kind of feel like I should be on the Magic School bus when I wear it.
This used to be one of my favorite tops but over time extra pounds and shrinking up it just wasn’t wearable. This was another case of oh look I bought a whole bolt of that fabric syndrome. I realized after making 4 of these that I like my skirt size to be 22 inches tall by 36 inches wide. On the bottom two I used 22 by 44 (since the direction of the print was flipped and instead of cutting it down I just used it all) but I think they’re a bit poofier than I like.
Here’s my full tutorial if you are interested in making your own.