In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to upcycle a men's button-down shirt into a flirty dress. This is the ultimate men's shirt upcycle!
You can find a shirt at the thrift store or take a shirt that the men in your life are no longer wearing and transform it into this frilly, feminine, fabulous, flowy little frock that you are going to fall in love with.
This dress was inspired by gores. Gores are basically triangles of fabric that can get sewn into the skirt of a dress or a skirt themselves to create a lot more volume. Gores can be hard to sew if you're not an expert sewer, I'm a pretty good sewer, and even for me, they're intimidating. So I have a really cool hack for how you guys can create all the gore volume but not in the exact proper technique.
I'm going to be using horsehair trim for the bottom to clean finish the bottom of my dress and give me a few more inches of length and create all of this curly volume. It's like an accordion, it's really fun, and it feels amazing on.