Friday, January 14, 2011
Men's shirt refashioned
I had this men's business shirt, practically new, from when my boyfriend's friend cleaned out his wardrobe last year. It had been on my to-refashion pile for months and months.
As you can see, it was massive on me. However I didn't have the length to make it into a shirt-dress, so I decided to make it into a women's work shirt.
I very soon found out that this was not going to be as easy as just taking the shirt in. I learnt some important lessons in stitchin' here - especially that men's shirts have more room in the back, and that women's shirts have more room in the front. So, a whole lot of shaping ensued.
I took the sleeves off, and hacked a whole heap of length off them.
I put darts in front...
then in the shoulders...
and eventually all over the place. Finally, after much pinning and many sleeve re-attachments, I got it to fit!
It even looks good with a belt!
The cuffs were built for cufflinks, but instead I sewed on some buttons and joined them with elastic.
Nice, huh? It'll definitely be getting some wear now.