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6.04.2015

Upcycled: Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket

One of the most classic styles is a peasant dress. It's very feminine, simple, and adorable on little girls. And peasant dresses are very easy to make especially when upcycled from a button up shirt. Both men's and women's button up shirts can be used as long as there is enough fabric and a button placket.
How to Upcycle: Baby Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket // DIY Sew
How to Upcycle: Baby Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket // DIY Sew
Supplies
Adult button up shirt
Sewing supplies*
A Peasant dress pattern - I used the free Peasant Dress Pattern from Once Upon a Sewing Machine
1. Draw on the hem allowance on the dress and the sleeves.
2. Button up (or snap) the front together. Fold the shirt along the center front which is the line of buttons or snaps. Line up the center front of the pattern with the fold. I lined up the hem of the shirt with the newly drawn hemline. Since a shirt hem curves then the sides of the dress will be shorter, but I like this look and I like not hemming.
How to Upcycle: Baby Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket // DIY Sew
3. Fold the shirt along the center back line. Line up the center back of the pattern with the fold. Again, line up the bottom of the shirt with the drawn hemline. Make sure the hems will math up at the sides.
How to Upcycle: Baby Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket // DIY Sew
4. Fold the sleeves in half and line up the sleeve hem with the drawn hemline. Do the same for the other sleeve.
How to Upcycle: Baby Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket // DIY Sew
5. Construct the dress as the pattern instructs.

I really love the button placket combined with the peasant-style. It's so cute. The elastic neckline makes it really easy to to take it on and off, and I didn't have to sew a single hem! That's a win in my book! This dress is still slightly too big for Claire, but it'll fit her soon. And It's something that looks cute with diaper covers now, and leggings later. The dress will be able to go from a dress to a tunic to a shirt.
How to Upcycle: Baby Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket // DIY Sew
Another style I just LOVE is the raglan style. And Dana is showing some great raglan upcycles for girls over on her blog. Go check it out!
How to Upcycle: Baby Peasant-Style Dress with Button Placket // DIY Sew
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