I always like to get a ‘Before’ picture when I do an upcycle, but for this shirt – I was so inspired by this variation bodice image Grogsgrain Fabulous posted, that I just started cutting and completely forgot!
It started off as a plain white button down shirt, and I turned it into this button up bib with flutter cap sleeve shirt for Madeline. This is definitely one of my favorite items in the collection…
I simply love how it came out! Of course when you upcycle you have an advantage by using pre-existing hemlines, so you naturally end up with a more professionally finished product. But this just ended up fitting so perfectly, and looking so stinking cute on! I couldn’t help but fall in love with it…
Of course it was rainy the day I wanted to take pictures. But that doesn’t make it any less cute :).
Want to know how you can make this upcycle? You will need an old Button Up Shirt to start, a shirt that fits well or bodice pattern piece for guidance, as well as your basic sewing essentials.
Let’s get going…
Now, for cutting the bottom of your shirt – use the old button up’s hem. We will be using the bottom back of your old button up, cut to your desired length.
Take the back of the shirt, and following the top bodice arc, arc the top of your shirt piece. Also, be sure to finish off your armhole arcs on the sides.
Hem the bottom of the back of your shirt.
(Like my wavy weird hem line…yeah, let’s not talk about it. Lol)
And that’s it!
(Might be the late hour I am trying to write it…HA!)
I highly recommend making one of your own, because I really do looooove this shirt! I already know just how much use Madeline is going to get out of it this Spring / Summer. In fact, I loved the shirt so much…that I needed to make a pair of pants to go with it – lol.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…