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Upcycled Summer Dresses and Shirts

Learn hot you can upcycle existing garments into nice summer dresses. This blog post will evolve over time with new and fresh ideas. These videos were some of the best available at the time. Many different techniques and ideas as well as styles are presented.

Upcycle men’s shirts into a ruffled dress | DIY thrift flip | Easy beginner sewing project:


Upcycled Clothing for Beginners - Women's Sleeveless Tunic from Men's Button-down Shirt:

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Upcycled Summer Dress Sewing Tutorial by How Joyful

Joy of How Joyful transforms this short sleeve button-down shirt into this sweet summer dress.

A thrifted oversized button-down shirt to start with:

Joyful Upcycled: Summer Dress – Sewing Tutorial

Joy Kelley is a creative Industrial Designer from the Universidad de Chile by degree.  Check out Joy’s blog to see how she deconstructed the shirt and then constructed and sewed the dress together.  Joy made excellent use of all of her fabric pieces!  Clever and beautiful!


How to Recycle Men’s Shirts : Shirt Modifications

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