All that lovely good quality fabric, a refashion dream.
I bought and cut up this medium size men's superdry 100% cotton shirt.
The shirt was good quality thick cotton with a lovely slightly soft brushed feel.
I had to pay £8 at a 'charity boutique' but I know they retail at £45 so still a good saving, and it looked new.
Removing the collar (by unpicking) instantly transformed it to granddad style.
The seams are so well made I couldn't face unpicking them all, so just cut the sleeves off.
I used the sleeves to create side panel inserts.
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But the drape on this thick cotton wasn't suitable, so I just went with a single cap sleeve, using the top part of the original. I also added a bust dart which made the now huge gaping hole of an armhole more decent.
I'd been a bit slapdash with the side paned inserts and had to put a dart in the armpit end of the panel.
To further improve the fit I sewed up the top and bottom of the back pleats.
Finally I attached the logo from the sleeve cuff to the top of my new sleeve.
And with a little hand sewing to neaten off it was ready to wear.
I've already worn this shirt quite a lot, including to work and on holiday.
The side panel inserts create plenty of armpit ventilation so although the cotton is quite thick, it is still cool to wear.