Saturday, May 8, 2010

Me-Made-May Day 8: The Refashioned Shirt

I decided I needed a few quick wardrobe additions for Me-Made-May.   Since I am not the world's quickest sewer, I decided to refashion a shirt I already have.  I used McCall's 1521 (a very useful pattern) for the collar in view F (a basic peter pan collar).  I had to redraft the collar to fit the shirt (added approximately 4 inches).


The inspiration to refashion the shirt came from Gertie's peter pan collar tutorial but also from Casey's refashion of a plain cotton t-shirt.


The shirt I refashioned is a vibrant purple cotton long-sleeve shirt that I've had for awhile:



I added the peter pan collar and sleeve cuffs with some remnants left over from the purple leaves fabric.  Here's the whole outfit:


I cut the sleeves to 3/4 length which I like much better.




What do you think?

19 comments:

  1. Oh wow, you're totally rocking the Make Do & Mend attitude! I think the shirt looks much better as you've done it. I'm really getting into stuff that hugs the natural waist these days -- so much more womanly, for some reason.

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  2. Very cute - this definitely looks more 'you' than the garment on the hanger!

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  3. I love it. It goes perfectly with your skirt and it has such a vintage feel to it.

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  4. Your shirt's really nice. I love refashions. They are so quick and handy and I always have stuff lying around that I can refashion.

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  5. The 3/4" sleeves are fabulous. Smart Outfit!!

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  6. I love it! I am definitely going to do this with a few of my long sleeve t-shirts. Gorgeous.

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  7. Great refashion! Vintage style looks very good on you :)

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  8. Oh. Wow. I LOVE this. (My boyfriend just had to come over to my side of the breakfast table to see what I was drooling over.)

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  9. Very cute! Nice that you can refashion something nice into something fabulous!

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  10. i love it and it is a VERY practical solution!!

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  11. What a brilliant idea! I prefer knits but can't sew with them for beans, so this could be a solution to my problem.

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  12. God! What a great idea! It's adorable

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  13. Oooh I *love* that collar! I wouldn't have thought to add a collar - I usually rip things off of clothes, but I love this :D

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  14. You did a really lovely job on the shirt.

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  15. Oh, I am in love with this outfit! So cute.

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  16. Fantastic! It really make's it wonderful! I will be sure to stash away the idea in my mind :)

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  17. I love that idea, taking a regular top from your closet and making a detachable collar and set of cuffs to match your skirt!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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