Monday, 21 May 2012

Simple Men's Shirt Upcycle

Men's shirts are plentiful in thrift stores, and often they are in great condition!  I picked one up at our local Salvation Army Thrift Store for $2.99.  It was even a fairly high quality "designer" brand!  I put it on my dress dummy, Betsy, backwards, and proceeded to cut off the collar and cuffs.

With some quilting cotton I had on hand in my stash, I made bias binding and a sash for more feminine shaping.

And here's the final result:

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Refashion said...

I like the use of binding and sash to create such a sweet new top.

Thanks for sharing


Sherry said...

This definitely doesn't look like the same shirt - the bias and sash really help to dress it up! You're unbelievable!

Claudia said...

Very cute and feminine !

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