DIY: Refashion a Man’s Shirt into a Beach Dress


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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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63 Responses to DIY: Refashion a Man’s Shirt into a Beach Dress

  1. Marty Frasier says:

    I love how you fitted this! So clever!

  2. Mother Deer says:

    Another ingenius refashion 🙂 How I look forward to your new blog posts; keep ’em coming!

  3. Karen Schulz says:

    It is great. I think the shirt choice makes a difference too – having the print around the bottom just makes it.

  4. Alice says:

    you inspire me to re-work clothes I have but don’t like as they are!

  5. Heather says:

    Adorable! You are a creative genius. Seriously.

  6. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh. The buttons. I was trying to figure out if you put a zipper in or what. 😉

  7. Anonymous says:

    Your creativity is quite amazing Beth…I think you found your niche!

  8. Jan says:

    I want it!

  9. I love this one!
    Such a cute dress and there must be millions of shirts at thrift shops that could be converted to something as beautiful.
    Excellent work 🙂

  10. CherryPix says:

    That’s so pretty. Really like the way you added shape!

  11. BeingZhenya says:

    You gave me an idea lady 🙂 Thank you so much!

  12. blankenmom says:

    I love that you put a middle piece in this one. Very cute!

  13. Boomdeeadda says:

    You are a magician…Poof, it’s a dress. I’m always amazed

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  15. jenyjenny says:

    Fabulous! What a brilliant makeover!

  16. Oh my gosh, you are so talented. I love this!

  17. so clever! thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  18. Magic!! Another super remake 🙂

  19. Joen says:

    WOW that’s fantastic!

  20. lisasgarden says:

    Superb! What an inspired remake. I would never be able to tell it started out as a shirt. I am going to be on the lookout for big men’s shirts now.

  21. alicecarman says:

    You look adorable!!!

  22. brenda says:

    This is such a great idea. I never thought of using the sleeves that way. It works. Beautiful as usual.

  23. offsquare says:

    It looks fabulous! Well done, you’ve done such a great job with it.

  24. rosyragpatch says:

    Great transformation!

  25. I love it! Not only does it fit well but it’s really flattering on you as well. You look lovely 🙂

  26. I'm A Refashionista! says:

    So cute! I am definitely going to try this one! Love!

  27. christine says:

    I just finished making this dress…I had a mans shirt to make an apron from but after seeing your dress I had to try it…(just don’t know if i’m brave enough to wear it) I’m not as young as I think I am!! It was fun and quick and easy….thanks for all the inspiration!!

  28. Sarah says:

    Wow! I’m SO impressed by the fabulous things you refashion here! I’ll be back for more inspiration. 🙂

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  30. Ann says:

    I just love following your new fashions! I am shopping the thrift stores all the time, now. I am currently trying to find a cashmere sweater large enough to make the peplum sweater. You are fantastic!

  31. Sue says:

    How cute is this dress!

  32. Karen Watts says:

    Oh no…..I am heading off to a hawaiian party tomorrow, and have been searching for a tutorial like this all week, couldn’t find one, so ended up buying a dress today, and now I have found this, oh well, saved for next time.

    Love your work, just brilliant!

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