Creative Upcycling: The Dress Shirt Challenge
Creative Upcycling: The Dress Shirt Challenge • 5m 56s
Are you looking for ways to keep your sewing budget in check? Maybe you are having difficulty finding sewing supplies? Or, do you have extra clothes in your closet that you don't know what to do with? In this course we are going to share some of our favorite upcycling tips as Cinnamon, Donna, and Shari work together to create a few unique looks each using the same upcycled shirt!
We will be rounding out this topic over four installments as we walk you through the planning and sewing processes. We hope this inspires you to try a little upcycling yourself, we'd love to see what you come up with at the end of the course too!
We encourage you to follow along with us as we plan and create our projects! Maybe you want to make the same thing, maybe you have a favorite pattern you want to try out instead, either would be great!
Here are a few of our favorite places to find dress shirts for upcycling:
Our own (or husbands) closet!
Discount stores like Marshalls, Tj Max, or Ross
Shari will be demonstrating her creative use of the fabric while using her latest pattern - Literary Society (available exclusively at Pixie Faire).
Cinnamon will be demonstrating her creative use of the fabric while using the Sew Powerful Purse Pattern paired with a doll size purse too! You can find these two patterns in the downloads with this course.
Donna will be demonstrating her creative use of the fabric with a purchased girl size pattern and a coordinating doll dress made with the Dollhouse Designs Fiesta Dress for 14.5" WellieWishers® dolls (Available exclusively at Pixie Faire).
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