Friday, June 1, 2018

Refashioning a Men's Dress Shirt

Hello Readers. There are so many things you could make from a men's dress shirt. Here is one idea for you.


I started with this dress shirt my husband didn't want anymore. I like blue a lot so I took it. It was big and baggy so I had a lot of fabric to play with. A classic button-down shirt is always great but I wanted to make something more feminine with this blue shirt.


I cut the body out of the shirt. I wanted a smaller straight shape. I connected the sides and made a casing at the top for elastic. It sounds like a strapless top, but hold on, we're not done yet.


I also cut the lower half of the sleeves off too. I made a casing at the top of the sleeves and put elastic in it. Why did I do this? Because arm coverage is nice when you don't have any muscle definition in your arms. (Like really, I have none, but that's not your problem.)


I attached the sleeves to the body. It made a strapless off the shoulder top. I have told you before, I don't trust strapless tops very much. (Spoiler Alert: Gravity always wins.) I made some narrow straps from the extra sleeve fabric. I feel much better knowing that my shirt won't fall down.


I used my machine to attach the straps to the top of the shirt. Up until now I had thought of making a dress but I realized it was way too short. I could have kept this as a long tunic style shirt.


 Or I could shorten it to hip length.


As you can see I went shorter and made this shirt hip length. It would be a great shirt for warm sunny days. I haven't had any sun recently. It has been all clouds and rain.I know the sun will come out eventually, I am ready.



Thanks for reading this, now go make something fun for yourself.

*Year end update- I still love this shirt. It's unlike any of my other shirts.It's not great for winter sp it is put away until warm weather returns.



7 comments:

mommy.in.austin said...

Just last week I was searching online for things to do with a men's shirt! You were reading my mind! - Dana

Chickie Walsh said...

Hi mommy.in.austin,
Great minds think alike right? There are always tons of men's dress shirts at thrift stores. We need to use them up!
Thanks for the comment!
Chickie

Anonymous said...

Your style is very unique compared to other
people I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I'll just bookmark this page.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for commenting. :)
Chickie

Anonymous said...

Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post!
It is the little changes which will make the biggest changes.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I certainly enjoyed every bit of it.

I have got you book marked to look at new stuff you post...

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the comments.
Chickie