In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A full range of colours is now worn, from pink to yellow. The cufflinks should match the studs.
Keep up all the excellent tutorials, they are so appreciated! Hey, i love it! I definitely agree with everyone who loves the repurposing projects! I say, keep them coming! So far I've been able to turn 2 shirts into dresses, a dress into a skirt, and now I am definitely going to raid my closet to find something for this one!
I love the re-purposing posts! I made the skirt with leggings for my 3 year old and she loves it. I'm trying this next: I just nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award.
Check out the details here: I love the re-purposing projects! Now if you could come up with something I could wear — that would be amazing. Now I don't have to feel guilty if I am really sick of wearing that skirt and feel like I have been wearing it since , and want to get rid of it forever. Oh that is so stinkin' cute! And I have that same skirt…which is a little too small these days…if I had a little girl, I would so do this!
I'll hold on to it just in case…. I love all your projects, especially the re-purposing ones. So fun and simple to make…great for me since I'm such a beginner. I wish I had come across your blog earlier. Your have such great ideas and inexpensive too. I have a 4 year old almost 5 daughter and a husband who loves to buy buy buy clothes for her. She has out grown so many clothes that she has hardly worn and I give it off to friends or donate.
But I have so much stuff, I can practice all I want. Thank You for such wonderful ideas. I would Love to see my littlel one in something I made for her!
Your kids look adorable! I just found this on Pinterest. I have this same skirt! I bought it at the thrift store thinking I would make it into an apron, but I love this dress!
I am so going to make one for my daughter! Thanks for the great ideas on your blog! Thank you for the creative inspiration! I seem to have made an over abundance of dresses for my daughter now ;. I know I have posted plenty of re-purposing projects….. Okay, and the budget is so itty bitty right now……you know that whole applying to grad school thing.
Yeah it takes its toll. But I have had an absolute ball adding to my kids wardrobe without going to the store to buy them.
Merge them together…… Come on….. Comments Ashley, Just found your blog and decided to be a follower. You always have the cutest coordinating fabric, skirts, shirts, etc. I too love the repurposing posts! I am going to have to try that for Kalyssa!!!
Esta garotinha é linda! A saia estava meio retrô, mas o vestidinho ficou um charme! I love a good skirt redo! I love to see everyone!! I love your creativity. Have a wonderful weekend! This dress turned out just beautiful! I have this skirt! American Eagle I think. I made this and linked to your site: I love your site, It is a pleasure to visit.
The studs are normally mother of pearl set in gold or silver, but black onyx inlay is also permissible. The cufflinks should match the studs. The shirt front has panels made of different material from the rest of the shirt which are the only parts seen under the waistcoat.
The shape of the panels, one on each side, is either rectangular, or the older U-shape designed to sit under the older s U-shaped waistcoats, now largely replaced by the more modern V-shape. The material for the panels is either layers of thick plain cotton that is heavily starched this type is often called a boiled front shirt as the shirt needs to be put in boiling water to remove the starch before cleaning , or marcella piqué cotton.
Marcella is more common, but a little less formal, though still appropriate, since it was originally designed to be used on formal evening shirts, as the ribbing can pick up more starch and create an even stiffer front. Traditionally, collarless shirts with a detachable wing collar fastened on with collar studs have been used, but all-in-one designs are occasionally seen, though this is considered incorrect and to give a poor appearance by many.
Black tie offers more leeway. Shirts may be soft not starched , which gives the options of unstarched marcella or a pleated front, as well as the white tie shirts, which may also be worn with black tie. The collar is still sometimes a stiff high wing collar common in America, though the attached variety is more popular there , or a turndown collar more frequently seen in Britain.
In past decades, particularly the s, ruffled shirt fronts were made fashionable by Will Hunter, [ citation needed ] although they are now out of favour. Dress-studs are optional, and are onyx set in either silver or gold if used; otherwise the buttons are normally concealed under a placket.
Cufflinks tend to be as simple and understated as possible, and harmonise with, if not match, the studs. The placket of the shirt is the part that holds the buttons and the button holes. This is highly regarded as the focal point of the dress shirt when worn casually. Unfortunately due to the lack of reinforcement, the weight of the collar will cripple the placket throughout the day.
No amount of starch, ironing, pressing nor does the type of fabric matter when it comes to combating the collapse. Shirts are made of woven cloth. The natural fibers used more commonly in the past were cotton the most frequent , linen the oldest , ramie , wool or silk. Nowadays, artificial fibers such as polyester or polyester blends are also used, due to their low cost, despite being considered by most shirtmakers the poorest material, owing to less softness and breathability. However, these plastic based matterals create microp plastic pollution.
Giza Cotton  is type of high-quality cotton which is preferred choice among high-end shirtmakers, because of its long staple length. Linen produces a cool fabric that wrinkles heavily, and is mostly used in light summer shirts. Cotton is therefore the standard material for all but the cheapest shirts. Silk is occasionally worn, though it is hot to wear and has a marked sheen.
Yarns from these fibers are woven into a variety of different weaves, the most notable of which include broadcloth , with double the number of warp to weft threads, giving a smooth, formal shirting; twill , where the tucks of the weft do not line up, giving a diagonal pattern, a weave used for most country checked e.
Tattersall shirtings; poplin , with a heavier warp than weft, giving more formal fabric; and Oxford weaves. Plain Oxford or pinpoint Oxford weaves are popular as casual fabrics, so are generally used in combination with a button-down collar, while royal Oxford is versatile enough to be used on both sporty and formal shirts. There are many other weaves or variations on these, including end-on-end patterns, where alternate white and coloured threads are used, giving a mottled appearance, or more exotic weaves, including voile and batiste , which are extremely light fabrics only used for summer shirts or on the unseen parts of formal shirts.
The use of pattern and colour is also significant. Originally, in the Edwardian era , when the modern shirt emerged, all shirts were white. Gradually more colours were introduced, including blue, the most popular colour, particularly in lighter shades such as Wedgwood. A full range of colours is now worn, from pink to yellow.
Less traditional shirts are also made with darker colours, even black, and bright or lighter colours and prints for very casual wear were popularised after the War by light holiday clothes such as Hawaiian shirts. The intended use of shirts dictates different choices of pattern. For example, country shirts are usually checked, with checks of different size to co-ordinate with tweeds of different pattern, and featuring one, two, or sometimes more colours of check over a light cream or white background.
For city shirts, plain or striped designs are more common, most stripes being vertical, while horizontal stripes are a legitimate option. Herringbone patterns are worn informally and casually. Some colours, such as purple or pink, are generally only worn with city shirts. Further, the use of colour is seasonal, with shades like green being associated more with autumn than summer ones like yellow.
Colours and patterns may be chosen for more than simply aesthetic reasons, as trends such as power dressing first noted in Molloy, Dress for Success  emphasise the social impact of clothing. For example, a City executive might stereotypically wear strong vertical patterns for meetings to emphasise his authority. Wrinkle-free shirts have become popular after being first introduced by Brooks Brothers in A resin used for making non-wrinkle shirts releases formaldehyde , which could cause contact dermatitis for some people - particularly those who have already developed an allergy; no disclosure requirements exist, and in the U.
Government Accountability Office tested formaldehyde in clothing and found that generally the highest levels were in non-wrinkle shirts and pants. A dress shirt is typically ironed to remove any wrinkles and can be treated with starch for added smoothness and stiffness. There are also cotton shirts available in the market which do not require ironing. The hem is tucked into the trousers.
For informal- or formalwear , a coat and tie or bow tie are compulsory. When a tie is worn, the top button of the shirt is fastened, so the tie can fit snugly around the wearer's neck with a neat appearance. When a tie is not worn, conventions on buttoning differ globally: In France, unbuttoning two buttons is more common, and politicians appear on TV in this style. In casual usage, these conventions are often not followed, with many choosing to wear shirts not tucked in, or leaving the top button undone with a tie.
This is commonly done by children and young men, particularly as part of school uniform , where it is not allowed. Even more casually, some now choose not to iron their shirts, or use nontraditional 'non-iron' fabrics. Similarly, as part of more casual work attire, some American men wear shirts with the top two buttons unbuttoned buttoned at the third button , though buttoning at the fourth button is widely seen as too casual. Accordingly, some shirts are manufactured with a difference at the second or third button, by way of subtle cue as to where to button.
Since the cuff frequently features two buttons, the cuff diameter can be reduced so that the cuff does not come down over the hand, allowing the shirt to fit the shorter length. Since the sleeve and neck size do not take into account waist size, some shirts are cut wide to accommodate large belly sizes. Shirts cut for flat stomachs are usually labeled, "fitted", "tailored fit" "athletic fit" or "trim fit".
Online shopping for Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry from a great selection of Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes, Accessories, Handbags & Wallets, Watches & more at everyday low prices. Turning an old t-shirt or dress that no longer fits into an easy t-shirt dress by adding a skirt to a t-shirt. This project is simple and can be made quickly with this diy t-shirt dress tutorial. This is the second dress I’ve made from your tutorials (the first one was the t shirt with the pleated fabric skirt) The project came together so quickly and my daughter loves her new dress, she’s also so proud that her mommy made it from old things!