Pam’s NDAD Creation

Nov 2, 2012 | 16 Comments

I just fell in love with this piece that Pam sent in because it started off as something very basic, something we all have hanging in our closets…

Hi Marisa – I started with a linen shirt that had been in my closet for a very long time.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - Vintage Fabric

Pam’s Linen Shirt – Before

I just went through my closet and donated a few pieces, one of them a long-sleeved black shirt from my catering days.  I could have repurposed it into what Pam did, but I think I just needed to purge it from my system :)  Check out Pam’s skills…

First I removed the pockets and then using a pattern I had, I cut a jacket front and back from the bottom. 

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - Pattern Time

Pam’s pattern!!

I made little half-sleeves from the original sleeves and took some stretchy lace from my stash to make facings.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - Facings

Lace Facings!

Now I have a new jacket that I’ve paired on top of my floral dress!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Linen Shirt - New Jacket

Pam’s Linen Shirt – After

What a fabulous transition from shirt to cute jacket!  Pam, you look gorgeous!  I can’t wait to see your next project!

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