Marcia’s NDAD Creation

Feb 1, 2013 | 34 Comments

Today’s piece comes from my girl Marcia in Brazil!  I love her before piece because it’s something that many of us can procure for nada from our dad/husband/brother/boyfriend/BFF/anyone of the male species.

Hello dear Marisa, I live in Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil and recently I left a job where I worked for six years because I could not take it anymore.  After finishing the job, I sat in front of my sewing machine for hours on end, and I never stopped. I always seek inspiration for my customizations on your blog, so I decided to shoot a before this time!  Looking for projects for my crafting, I came across a huge basket of men’s shirts.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Men's Dress Shirt

BEFORE

I loved the pattern…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Men's Dress Shirt

Pattern ECU!

…and the store was selling them for $2 (R$ 4,00 quatro reais, in Brazilian money), so I couldn’t resist!  

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Men's Dress Shirt

Look how long it is!

Just what will Marcia do with the shirt?

So, I bought one and transformed in a dress!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Men's Dress Shirt

AFTER

It worked, and I loved it. I even went back to the store and bought ten more shirts :) I will enjoy transforming all my out-of-style men’s shirts into beautiful new dresses!!

How cute are you?  Removing the collar, stitching up the bottom of the shirt, and then cinching with a belt is just lovely!  I love the orange colors with your skin too, Marcia!  Send over images of the other shirts you remake – we’d love to see!!

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