Refashion : McCalls 7360 Shirt

I made the shirt from the gingham dress that I thrifted months ago, it was an oversize midi dress with 2 big pockets and ripped on the front buttons. I have been putting it aside, not knowing what to do with it or maybe I'm just waiting for a special project for it - like this one.

After I made my husband's pyjama shirt, I'm quite confident with my sewing skills (for collar, pocket and buttons), so I choose this pattern to challenge myself. The front button placket can be scary, but after reading the instructions for a few times, I just went for it and learn how to sew it along the way.

I was scared that I didn't have enough fabric for it, I tried different ways to make use every corner of the dress, finally I decided to join two smaller scraps to make the back yoke.

I installed 4 snap buttons, just a quick and easy way to end this project.

I've made changes on the pocket, as I prefer it to be a little smaller.

This is the first time I transformed a dress into a top, instead of doing just some minor tweaking, I decided to use this dress as a fabric for the shirt.

Sewing Summary :

Pattern: McCalls 7360, look A, in size 12 graded to size 16.
Fabric: Thrifted gingham dress - cotton lawn.
Notions: Threads, buttons and interfacing.
Alterations: I skipped the button on the collar since it was too thick and I make the front pockets smaller.
Difficulty: Easy, the instruction is easy to follow. The button placket can be scary at first, just follow the instructions and you'll be fine.
Make another one: Yes, maybe in different length.
Notes: This is my first time making placket button, though it's not perfect but I'm glad that I did it.


  1. […] made clothes for men – my husband. […]

  2. I love how you transformed the gingham blouse into a top using McCall’s pattern m7360. The blouse is precious and thank you for sharing your post. I have the pattern and I’ve been afraid to try it. Not anymore thanks to your post.


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