This is one of my favorite custom garments made from the Patti Blouse upcycle pattern
It's made with three men's dress shirts.
In this case I made it for a friend who is 6'3" so the back is dramatically long.
The sleeves are shortened to ¾ length with a cuff.
The stripe on one side is the front placket from another shirt with the buttons still attached.
The center back has off-center pleating and is embellished with sections from a tie, a collar point (on the left), and three buttons. I really love the origami-like look.
The flower on the front creates a balancing focal point. See more examples made from this pattern.
Men's dress shirts are among my favorite upcycling materials because the fabric and construction are usually quite good and they are easy to find.
Happy Upcycling! Michelle