05 June 2011

Well I did it.

I saw this tutorial a while back and thought, "By golly I could do that." And then never did a dang thing as I am apt to do.

But late last night I got a crazy look in my eye and starting hacking away at one of my favorite polka dotted t-shirts, dug up some cute fabric Melissa Crosby passed along to me when she moved (thank you!), and the rest was history.

I changed up the tutorial a little and maybe I just should have stuck with the original plan, but I learned a lot and I like it.

Done. I'm gonna wear it proudly to church now and you can't stop me (although you probably should).

12 comments:

Rachel said...

You look really good in this dress...way better than the girl in the tutorial....good job.

modestmuse said...

I love your version! The fitted look and the length are perfect ... Can I send stuff to you to make my old things into beautiful dresses?!

Rebecca Waldron said...

Well done Stephanie! I love the skirt fabric. I'm now inspired to try it myself.

Melissa said...

very cute! I like your version better too! I am definitely going to try this. like you'r color combo!

stephanie joy said...

Thanks thanks dear friends! Means a lot to me. :)

echo said...

cute cute! great job!
i have a shirt in my sewing pile that i planned on doing the same thing too. except i wanted to make mine maternity style. maybe like maxi dressish or something. maybe you could come over and help me one night.

stephanie joy said...

Yeeep lessdoit! I'll make one for me too, but not maternity style. :) I like the maxi dress idea!

boo face mcjones said...

I LOVE it! Now I might try to make one, too. Because, you know, you live on an island and no one would know! Seriously, though, ah-mah-zing.

stephanie joy said...

Yeah, the island arrangement has always worked well for us and our matching style, although I wish we lived side by side and could wear them around together... spooning... too much?

Anna K. said...

Oh my gosh I love it and you look lovely!

melissa said...

spooning. oh stephanie. let's play the broken record now: i like your version better, you look waaay good in it, i want one, make it for me, come visit me, spoon with becca.

ashley said...

oh baby! you look hot! i have a few shirts that i just took out ot my drawer, like yesterday cause they are too short and this would be soooo perfect to do with one of them! i am going to attempt to make one too! good work!