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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

From Grandpa's Shirts



Two shirts with worn out cuffs. Two little Misses. Two sweet dresses. 

I've been puttering away at these for a couple of weeks. Wouldn't it be sweet if both little girls wore them on Father's Day and we took a photo with Grandpa and his altered shirts worn by his two little sweethearts?

There are tutorials in several places for dresses made from old shirts. I didn't follow any of them, but took inspiration from them and finished them in my own way. Such fun!

23 comments:

  1. CuTe cutE cUtE! I love them. Hope that somebody is listening...

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  2. I'll be watching for that Father's Day pic with your adorable little misses snuggling with Grandpa.

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  3. Lorrie, that is the best idea ever! I don't think I'll ever look at my husband's dress shirts again without thinking of this shot. Hope you get a great picture with all three!

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  4. Ingenious! I love them! So adorable and very special because they were made from Grandpa's shirts! Great job!

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  5. Your little ones will look adorable in their special dresses, Lorrie.

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  6. So clever and cute!

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  7. Oh dear Lorrie I have a few posts to catch up on. The shirts are adorable and I hope you get your photo. I have a local blog friend who quilted seat covers out of her husband's old shirts (all in blues).

    I love your barn runner with the sweet bouquets lined up! Delightful! And Green Dolphin St? We used that for a book club. It was a great book. I will have to look up the one you just read.

    And I love your barn images ... and I may have forgotten comments for some of your other posts I missed ...

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  8. They are adorable!!. I have seen things made from old shirts before but not this cute. Definitely take a pic of your grands in them with their granddad.
    I have not sewn in years - loaned my machine to daughter years and have not seen it since. :-D Which is OK as I don't have a need for it now.
    Thanks for stopping by. The morning I took those pics the sky and water was so blue and the sun reflecting off the lens gave a blue cast to the whole picture.
    Hope you are having a great week.

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  9. These are really cute!

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  10. Oh I hope you get that picture! So cute!

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  11. What a sweet idea. The dresses are so very cute.

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  12. Ingenious! What a wonderful, meaningful way to remake those shirts! I know your little ones will be adorable wearing their new dresses, and I can imagine that your hubby will be proud as punch.

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  13. What fun dresses! I've had many requests for for more sundresses like the one I made from a shirt last summer.

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  14. These are just adorable and you are one talented lady! :)

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  15. These are so sweet! I'm sure your granddaughters will love them. Great idea Lorrie!

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  17. What a fantastic way to upcycle your dear husbands shirts. I can't wait to see the darling little misses in their dresses.

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  18. So precious! I hope you do take pictures. The girls will love the memories. Bonnie

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  19. Oh I love this idea!! So heart warming to have your little ones with Grandpa's love still around them! Great idea! Nice picture too!

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  21. They are really cute dresses and look soft and comfortable!

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