WIMTWW: Mens Shirt Refashion

Prior to actually having a blog I followed quite a few and many of them inspired my interest in blogging and upcycling clothes.  This is a shirt I made late last summer but actually only finished this week!  Since I did it pre-blogging I don't have a tutorial of it but I will give you the basics.  Don't mind the 7 year old's photography skills!

Starting with a too large men's shirt, I removed the arms and collar at the seams.  I just cut them off carefully.  Then I took the sides in to give it a more fitted shape.  Using the sleeves and extra fabric from the sides I made and attached a ruffle to either side of the center buttons.  I also made a waist tie.  To finish off the edges where the collar and sleeves were cut off, I simply zig zaged with coordinating thread right at the edge.

It is quite comfortable and a bit nicer than an old t-shirt.  I got the idea from an Anthropologie shirt that is no longer available.

I will be linking up to some of these parties this week, like http://todayscreativeblog.net/linky-party/!


gin said...

This is great! I love upcycling. I have a sewing machine just sitting waiting to be used but am so scared of starting; you inspire me!
gin @ Life as Topher's Mama

Nicole said...

Wow! That's great! I love taking something discarded or not being used anymore and finding a new purpose for it. Awesome!

Misty @Creative Itch said...

You did a fabulous job on that shirt!! Love it!

Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

Danielle said...

You did such a great job. It came out so cute!

Melissa said...

I love this shirt! Super cute!

[visiting from creative itch]

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Very pretty! Love the tie around the middle, very feminine and cute.

I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-5-and-features.html

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for sharing this great idea as well! :)
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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