I love them and have the perfect skirt for this one. Some of these formal shirts have stiff fronts and detachable collars attached with collar studs. Cufflinks tend to be as simple and understated as possible, and harmonise with, if not match, the studs. 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.
That is just adorable! I for one love your repurposing ideas… it is a great way to make something new for my daughter without having to do too much work… but they always turn out so cute! Thanks so much for the work and effort you put in to your blog!
I love checking it out often to see what new things you have going on! Please keep putting re-purposing tutorials on! I love them and have the perfect skirt for this one. You are so inspiring!! I am actually going to try it. THanks so much for posting these tutorials! I started following your blog because of your repurposing ideas! Last night, I turned my husband's torn sweater into 2 pairs of pants for my boys, size 4t and 2t. Thanks for the inspiration… pics are up on my blog if you care to see!
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! However, in the mids, they also became an item of women's clothing and are worn by both sexes today. A shirt has several components: A one-piece back, which is usually pleated, gathered, or eased into a section of fabric in the upper part of the back behind the neck and over the shoulders known as the yoke either one-piece or seamed vertically in the middle ; one-piece sleeves with plackets at the wrist, or else short-sleeved cut off above the elbow , though this is not traditional; a band of fabric around each wrist known as a cuff; the collar, a strip around the neck, which is normally a turndown collar, with the strip folded down away from the neck, leaving two points at the front, the width of which is known as the spread; and finally two front panels which overlap slightly down the middle on the placket to fasten with buttons or rarely shirt studs.
There are various styles of collar, which is the primary indicator of the formality of a shirt. The very top button is number 1. Contrast collar shirts are occasionally made, which are white collars on a coloured or patterned shirt. These are worn for a variety of reasons, such as to offset certain complexions;  because of a tradition started by detachable collars , where it is impractical to have many collars in different matching colours; and finally because when a collar is replaced it is unlikely an exact colour match will be found.
These collars are generally considered more formal than matching fabric. The main distinctions between cuffs are whether they require buttons or cufflinks to fasten, and whether they are folded back double or single. The main resulting types are therefore:. A high quality traditional shirt has long tails, extending almost to the knees at the back, and so has seven or eight buttons.
The vertical strip of fabric running down the front opening is called the placket, and gives a more symmetrical appearance to the joint between the left side, on top, and the right.
This left over right order is also seen in waistcoat and coat fastenings, though women's clothing buttons the other way right over left. The buttonholes, aligned vertically, are placed on the placket, though the top button and buttons at the bottom of stiff fronts are aligned horizontally.
The buttonholes are one of the few places where the difference between hand and machine stitching can be observed while the shirt is being worn, and fashion designers sometimes use contrasting thread here or on the buttons themselves for extra impact. To give extra fullness to the back, there are often pleats where the back panel joins to the yoke.
On some fittings these are not needed, and handmade shirts may feature the extra fabric being worked continuously into the seam. In America, a box pleat is common two pleats together in the centre , while in Britain the pleats are placed wider out under the shoulders. The less casual shirts in Britain will have no pockets, but the standard shirt in America has a single one on the wearer's left side, which is a sewn-on patch with a plain upper hem, optionally with a single button for closure.
This small pocket is large enough to hold a pack of cigarettes or a few pens a pocket protector can be used. Less formal shirts may feature larger pockets, dual pockets, or pockets with flap closures; safari or other military styled shirts often feature two large pockets with buttoned flaps.
Less formal shirts may have small pockets on the sleeves as well. Shoulder straps are virtually non-existent on formal shirts, with the exception of military clothing. Short-sleeved shirts have a plain no-button hem above the wearer's elbow.
They are considered a casual summer or tropical option, though many people wear only the traditional long sleeves in all circumstances. In the UK, the term dress shirt is reserved for a particular type of formal shirt. There are formal day shirts for wearing with morning dress , and the white dress shirts used as eveningwear. A day dress shirt is fairly similar to a normal shirt, and is usually white, with a stiff detachable collar , though other designs, such as a vertical blue stripe, are also appropriate.
Double cuffs are most common. This sort of shirt is also conventionally worn by some barristers and judges. An evening shirt, for wear with eveningwear, for example as part of black or white tie has some unique features. The shirt is always white. The shirt required for white tie is very specific.
It should have a detachable wing collar and be fastened with shirt studs instead of buttons on the front.
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.
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!