Tuxedo Shirt and Pants…Gone Girly

While playing along with Project Run & Play, I decided to come up with a ‘boy’ look in anticipation for the assumed weekly theme. Now that the contest has come and gone (congratulations Katy!!!), I still have this outfit sitting here.

So why not create a theme week of my own?!! I give you Black and white, with a splash of color…

Today I have a remake of the classic Tuxedo Ruffle Shirt for you, miniaturized for little girls of course!

First, I tailored an old white dress shirt to fit my little girl. Added some adorable ruffled lace ribbon I found at the fabric store, and frilled up the sleeves to almost 80′s like proportions.

Different than other men’s shirt refitting tutorials, I had to use the bottom of the shirt and reattach the collar for this upcycle. I did not want the men’s pocket to be on this ruffle-rific button down.

To see how I did it, click HERE.

The fabulous idea for Tuxedo Tights came from a lovely little book my sister sent me by Erica Domesek called P.S. – I Made This. Erica also has a fabulously chic little blog that can give you some great inspiration for cutting edge fashion ideas…accessories being her niche.

By adapting the Made by Rae tights tutorial, I was able to make these tuxedo tights from scratch with a little help from some store bought ribbon.

I fell in love with these tights because they can easily be adapted for adults and children alike. How much fun would it be to ‘bling’ up your black stretch pants?!!

So boys, step aside…this girl is coming through! Lol

More black and white goodness to come…and tomorrow a big Splash of Color!

Have fun, and Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    That’s so pretty! I love the lacy ribbon on the shirt. I keep meaning to tackle a dress shirt refashion – this idea may just be what I choose to do!

  2. says

    Your daughter looks very adorable in black and white. Mine has a similar shirt that I done refashioned with trim and tights (without trim) but I never thought they could pair with another and look so cutie with just a litle black belt. Thanks for inspiring

  3. says

    So happy you found some inspiration in the book! It seemed right up your alley. And she looks so darn big in that picture!

    I love you and miss you tons. So happy I’ll get to see you for a day.

  4. says

    OMG! Those pants are TOO CUTE for words!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can’t wait to see what you have for this week!

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