Thursday, August 25, 2011

Refashion: Men's Dress Shirt to Sleeveless Blouse

Ta-da!  I told you I'd be back with this shirt refashion today!  Anyway, I made this top using this tutorial, except, of course, I made it big people size instead of child size.  :) 


Tyler donated a button-up shirt that didn't fit him anymore and I cut it up using a sleeveless blouse of mine as a pattern.  It does pucker a little bit around the bust, so if you try and make this top I suggest cutting it a little larger than needed so you can add darts.

Notice the slight puckering near the arm holes?

Anyway, I kept the same bottom hem as the original shirt, so all I had to do was sew together the sides and the shoulders/neck, plus add bias tape (which I made myself for the first time!) around the arm holes.


I did everything pretty much the same as the tutorial, except that since my shirt was adult sized I didn't have enough fabric leftover for the neck tie.  Sooo...I just happened to have this teal and navy satin fabric that I scooped up at Jo-Ann's for $2 a yard way back when and it matched fabulously.


I think I like the top with the satin tie around the neck better than I would have liked it if the whole shirt were just the navy blue fabric.  I think it gives it the shirt a little surprise factor and femininity.


This top was so easy to make it was ridiculous, and now I have something new I can wear for work that cost me less than $2.  Hooray!

Thanks for reading and happy crafting to ya!

--CC

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19 comments:

  1. Very cute!! I love the scarf!! (:

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  2. I adore this! What a fun transformation! Love the colors of it all!

    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share, I really appreciate it!

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  3. you look like a stewardess! maybe that's what you should apply for!!!! you get to go all over the world, and you're not scared of planes.. sorry for the random job idea. :P

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  4. Haha. I love you! :P I'd rather not be a stewardess. Being in a plane all the time is bad for your health. But thanks for the suggestion and I'll take that as a compliment?

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  5. Great look! I would love for you to come and share it on my new linky party! http://www.withashotofbrandy.com

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  6. I love the tie fashioned around the neck. And congrats on the bias tape. I still have my bias tape maker sitting in the packaging. I really need to get it out...thanks for inspiring me:-)

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  7. I appreciate your compliments! The bias tape was a lot easier to make than I expected it to be. There was a tutorial on Made By Dana that really explained it well. Let me know if you want the link (email me or comment here and I'll track it down for ya).

    Thank you for reading!

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  8. hey girl! thanks for linkin and the follow! im followin back!! i love your blog, sooo darling!!!

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  9. Thanks, Ashley! I'm glad you like my blog and I appreciate you visiting. :)

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  10. Super cute! Thanks for linking up :)

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  11. Thank you! It was my pleasure. :)

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  12. Very clever! I love the polka dot fabric you used. Great job!

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  13. Thanks! I appreciate you visiting! :)

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  14. So simple and cost effective, but looks great!!! I'm now following for more practical ideas.

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  15. Glad I could be of use! I promise to try and keep the good/cheap ideas coming! :) Thanks for following. :)

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  16. You are an amazing seamstress! The clothes you make are so pretty and this is another one! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thank you! Your words are so kind and flattering! I'll be sure to be there. :)

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  18. You have a great blog buddy. Keep writing this informative content.

    Regards.


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