3/20/12

Mens shirt refashion: peplum dress

Supplies: Mens Shirt


This was a tacky polyester mens shirt I got thrifting. I loved the brown/polkadot fabric and thought a peplum would be a nice twist to the mens shirt refashion.


I made my own pattern for this dress. You can use your favorite dress to draft patterns (just trace and cut using newspaper...).
Here is what everything became...
Sleeves: ruffled waist
cuffs: straps
main shirt: skirt and bodice
collar: back sleeves





72 comments:

  1. Oh my god that is actually amazing!! I'm always so amazed of how you can turn something ordinary into something beautiful!

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  2. Perfect Idea, I had to pin it on Pinterest :) Well done :)

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  3. So cute! I wrote a tutorial for drafting a strapless dress with a peplum ^_^

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  4. Is there any way you could make a pattern that I could print off? I have been looking for this dress pattern for months.

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    1. Hi Neshad...I don't have a pattern to print...because it was made from a mens shirt I really have to make it up as I go (hence the cuffs as straps..etc.). You can really draft a pattern from a simple dress you like, then add a ruffled skirt around the waist...that is all a peplum dress really is....

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  5. Wow! How did you do that!?! It's incredibly beautiful!

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  6. If I had a sewing machine my boyfriend's shirts would be in trouble! Great job!!

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  7. would love to do this too! does somebody knows where can i find a pattern?

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  8. I simply can't believe the awesome projects you do! You are so talented! I wish I could sew like you do!

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  9. Such a great transformation , you really did such a great job.. :)

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  10. I am totally in love with that dress.....you rock! Question.....where did you get your dress form? What brand?

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  11. Thanks!! I got it from ebay years ago...check for some online.

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  12. That is one HOT reconstruction ! What size shirt did you use ? Is the dress lined ?

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  13. hi Laura,

    i inspired by your refashion here, so i decide to make one of my own.. you can see here : http://anindyamutiara.blogspot.nl/2012/08/diy-peplum-top-from-men-shirt.html
    i mentioned this website and this project too there :)

    Thank you for inspiring :D

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  14. Oh my gosh, that is adorable! Thank you for the how-to!

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  15. Hello from Russia! This work is amazing, it inspires! You are done! ))))

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  16. Oh, may I ask ... shirt was originally a large?

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  17. wow it is more than brilliand i love it
    it looks so great
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  18. Wow, this is upcycling at its finest! The dress came out great, nice job. :)

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  19. Love, love, LOVE this! Finally found a refashion that doesn't LOOK like a refashion. Kudos to you, I'll be following you now.

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  20. Can I have your pattern for this dress PLEASE!!!!! :D

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  21. My mind is officially blown! I have to try this, even if it means immediately cannibalizing my husband's shirts. :) Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  22. I am totally in love with that dress. love to do this too! does somebody knows where can i find a pattern?
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  23. I adore this dress.
    Question;how did you sew the bodice? in the picture it looks like two pieces with a stitch across the chest? but I wasn't sure, I have part of a newspaper pattern cut but i'm worried to cut the shirt up without being sure:)

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  24. Is the bodice and skirt one piece?

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  25. this is too cool! i also attempted a refashion of a mans shirt
    http://silvianjoki.com/2013/06/refashionyourmans-shirt/

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  26. May I ask what size was the mens shirt and what size did you make your dress into?

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    1. The mens shirt was an XL and sewing into a small.

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  27. Brill idea, deff gonna give it a go :D

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  28. just curious if the back of the dress has a zipper or if it's all one piece you slip into? i want to make a dress like this but with this type of material i didn't think it would stretch easy enough so to speak so that's why i was wondering what the back of yours looks like or how it's made.

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  29. what does the back of your dress look like? does it have a zipper or is it all one piece you slip into? due to the type of fabric idt it would stretch easily so i'm just wondering bc i want to make this type of dress.

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  30. what does the back of your dress look like? does it have a zipper or is it all one piece you slip into? due to the type of fabric idt it would stretch easily so i'm just wondering bc i want to make this type of dress.

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  31. Brilliant. Wish I knew how to go about it though. Got the shirt out, but then the mind blanks. Lol

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  32. This is great !!!! You are clever ! Congratulations on this beautiful dress !

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  33. I really would love to see it from the back :)

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