Thursday, May 24, 2012

Easy Peasy Blouse

Well you all know I like to do things where it costs the least amount of money or no money at all. Now this doesn't mean I am the best at doing things right financially I have and do make mistakes. But this one was a fun, easy, and cheap thing I wanted to share. The directions for this blouse are here. I don't want to repeat what she wrote since her tutorial is easy to follow and it would be redundant for me to repeat

Start out with a men's dress shirt, we found several at our YW/YM yard sale a few weeks ago. The kids help out at the sale and this helps pay for their camps over the summer. Towards the end of the sale we start selling the clothing for as much as you can stuff in a walmart bag, 2 bucks. So I usually start going through the clothes as that point and start filling a bag or two. By then most of the good stuff is gone which is a good thing and what is left at the end we donate since we don't want to store them till the next year.

But this year we found some dress shirts that were perfect for what we wanted to try.

Ashley wanted to keep the sleeves long so we didn't do anything to them. This top I did and it is really cute on her she has another shirt shes going to sew now that I know what to do and can answer her questions.

I also found instructions on turning a dress shirt into an apron. Hubby has today off so I going to enjoy the day with him.




  1. Enjoy your day Erika :)
    And the blouse came out really adorable...wear it and enjoy it Ashley :)

    Blessings to you,


  2. What a cute idea! I like men's shirts because they are longer (I'm tall). Now I'm thinking of all the ways I could trim this blouse out. Adding a bit of insertion lace or maybe some ribbon trim. Thanks Erika! You've jump started some creativity urge that's been lurking.

  3. Oh my! That is the CUTEST top! I love it! Now I am going to be on the lookout for men's shirts at the thrift store.


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