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Friday, August 29, 2014

Peasant Neckline from Over-sized Shirt

Tutorials show how to change a mans shirt into a peasant blouse. Let us know if you have a good link to Peasant Blouse Refashion Tutorial at Made By Lex
Sew Country Chic tutorial:
Before. Large ladies shirt.
Neckline cut. 

Pins mark cutting line.
Peasant/Tunic after
This over-sized ladies shirt is a good transition weight and color for our Texas fall.
Black buttons. Bias casing added.
  • Keep tunic size/shape. Change neckline to peasant style.
  • Cut neckline higher than most tutorials show. 
  • Add white bias strip casing cut from pillow case stash.
  • Add elastic.
  • Change to black buttons on front & cuffs.        
  •  Wear with refashioned white linen pants. 
  • Casual/Professional outfit for College and School District visits.

    Lunch napkin.

Add-on: I like fabric napkins and hope they reduce my ecological footprint.  Scrap napkins remind me of clothes I make/refashion.

  • Combine shirt/pillow-case scraps to make a casual napkin for the kitchen napkins basket. 
  • Back with white scrap from neck binding, 7 " wide, serge.    


Saga said...

Great idea!

Clare said...

The new neckline is much more flattering; the standard collar didn't mix well with the bold floral. Very nice refash, and great idea for napkins!

jennifer elliott said...

Great refashion!

Andrea said...

I too love the idea of using up scraps to make mismatched napkins...and the neckline is infinitely better! So flattering on you :) Great work!

Andrea EOD

Nina said...

Looks great!