I was walking home when a bag of clothes left out on the street for rubbish caught my eye.
Feeling only a little shame I started to rummage and took out a pink checked shirt by Uniqlo which looked barely worn.
The size was extra small so I was intending only to use the fabric, but once I'd washed it and tried it on I was amazed to find that the arms and shoulders were a perfect fit - so I decided to keep it as a wearable garment.
I couldn't fasten all the buttons so here comes an embarrassing poor quality before picture.
I was going to make it bigger by adding a panel down the centre back and as the length was generous, there was just enough fabric cut some off to use for such a panel.
Although I tried to match the stripes up as best as possible, it gets more rubbish towards the thinner top end. I ended up using all the fabric I had available from the shortening, there was literally a tiny scrap left.
OK so this is never going to be a best shirt but it's turned out wearable enough, in fact this bag of clothes was sitting outside a restaurant and I couldn't resist wearing the refashioned version on my next trip there. I suppose I was hoping the waitress would recognise it but I received no comments, apart from my husband who my mildly shocked to find I was wearing something found in a bin.
I learned from this refashion that a really good fitting sleeve goes right into the armpit so the shirt doesn't ride up when you lift your arms up.