A Girl Named Leney

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Tutorial: Mens Shirt Turned To Dress


Today I am sharing with you my first ever tutorial! 
I'm pretty excited about it.
I'll be showing you how to turn a mans dress shirt into a cute dress!
It's super easy, with a minimal amount of sewing skills required.
Ready?
Let's get started.
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Things You Will Need
-Scissors
-Pinking shears (If you have them. If not it's ok!)
-A sewing machine (or needle and thread if you intend to sew by hand)
-An X-Large mens dress shirt (I scored this one at a thrift store for $1)
-A cute belt

Step 1: Lay out your shirt

Step 2: Cut off the sleeves right before the seam so that you still have an edge that will prevent too much fraying

Step 3: Admire your now sleeveless shirt

 Step 4: Try on your shirt (inside out) and determine where you want your sleeve to end 

(mine was about 7 1/2" down from the shoulder. This may be different for you though!)

Step 5: Once you determine this, stick a pin in your shirt to mark that point

Step 6: Now, starting from the pin, draw a line all the way down to the bottom of your shirt. You will be sewing along this line and making a new seam.
Once you've done that, cut off the remnant seam with your pinking shears 
(to prevent fraying!)

Step 7: Put on your new dress, don a cute belt and revel in your craftiness!

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So what do you think?
I was thinking about doing some more tutorials, would you all be interested?
Let me know if you have any questions or if anything was unclear. I'd be happy to help!
Also, if you try the tutorial, I'd love to see pictures!
Send me some if you do :)