Handmaker's Factory

Men's shirt to girls dress

pinafore collage

We love this upcycled men's shirt from Christie from Pigeon Pair. Christie started with a button down men's business shirt that she picked up from the op shop. Using pattern D from the Japanese pattern book* shown below she transformed the shirt into a cute pinafore for her daughter to wear to school. Instead of adding bias binding to the back opening she utilised the button band and unpicked the breast pocket to transfer it to the front, a very handy place to keep found treasures!

I'll be thinking twice about passing the shirt section on future visits to my local op shop.

pinafore collage2

*Book Details
ISBN: 978-4-579-11054-4
Paperback: 87 pages
 Language: Japanese
Publisher: Yoshiko Tsukiori + H.H. (May 2005) 
20 Full-size patterns of girls' clothes (sizes 100 - 140cm tall)

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