Sort of. I used two shirts and fused them together into a dress. Shirt A was purchased for $5 at Urban Outfitters this winter. Mostly due to the cost and the color. It was a bit short for me, as I prefer not to expose my tummy most days. I wore it about two times, the first time was the “I have something new to wear!” thing and the second time was let me try this again and see if I like it any better. I wore a button down shirt under it the first time, a tank under it the second. I really did not love it either way.
Shirt B was in the pile of maternity wear that I am turning into other things. It was not an actual maternity shirt, just a really oversized shirt I bought that would cover my baby bump. Or later, baby mountain.
For some reason I thought of them together, maybe because the color was so close, and thought why not extend my too short shirt into a dress?
I cut off Shirt B under the arms, zigzag stitched the raw edge, pinned the remaining bottom right sides together with the bottom of Shirt A, and sewed. I tried it on, it was eh. I cut off some ruffles from the arms and sewed them to the bodice.
A little better, albeit slightly wonky! Tried it on with a belt and this helped a lot. I think I might even wear it outside of the house sometime…on a day when I’m feeling particularly brave and unstoppable.
Thanks to Julie at handmade mess (this post right HERE!) for inspiring me to try this and then write about it.