DIY Peasant Shirt with Chain Straps Refashion

So I read that red was supposed to be a hot color (pardon the pun!) for the summer. I picked this up at the Salvation Army thinking to be in style, but I hate maxi dresses. (I look like a drowned rat in them!) Time for some restyling.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

Refashioning a Dress Into a Peasant Shirt

I was perusing the mall β€¦ and came across this cute little top at NY & Company. That chain is so cute!!

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

I had to have it. So I cut the top of my dress off and then sewed up the side, leaving some room for the armpits.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

Ironed out the top to make a tube.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

And now we sew the tube together, on both sides.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

The dress came with little ties, so I used those for the two tubes, feeding them through with a safety pin. I made sure to pin the ends together.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

Using some hemming tape, I measured the chain strap length.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

Sew the chain into place. So the peasant-part would come upraveled (embarrassing moment, anyone?!?!), I also sewed the ends, where the chain meets the tie, to the tube part.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

The shirt would have been done now, but I want it to poof a little. So I sewed that hemming tape to the inside near the bottom of the shirt.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

Fed an elastic through, tied up all the loose ends (no pun!) and here we are!

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

Turned out great! Here’s Joseph and Lex!

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

Step-by-step DIY peasant shirt with chain straps: a refashion and a creative journey to transform your wardrobe.

3 thoughts on “DIY Peasant Shirt with Chain Straps Refashion”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your project with Saturday Spotlight. It turned out really cute!
    Have a great weekend and hope to see you again soon!

    April
    Angels Homestead

    Reply
  2. Thank you so much for sharing your project with Saturday Spotlight. It turned out really cute!
    Have a great weekend and hope to see you again soon!

    April
    Angels Homestead

    Reply

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