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Men’s Shirt Refashion Tutorial (of sorts)


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I didn’t take but a few pictures during the making of this outfit but I think I can still walk you through the process with what pics I DO have. πŸ˜‰

 

 

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I started with a large men’s shirt and my BFF, the seam ripper.

 

 

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First I picked the seams off the sleeves.

Next came the collar (the fold over part).

Then I picked off the cuffs.

 

 

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I cut the shirt along the white line.

Then I sewed up the side seams.

 

 

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Next I sewed a finishing stitch along the arm holes/sleeve edges.

Then I pinned and sewed on the sequined ribbon.

 

After that I pinned and sewed the sequined ribbon to what was left of the collar.

 

Next I pinned and sewed the sequined ribbon around the high waist, leaving it open on the ends for the elastic casing.

I then threaded the elastic through, pulled the ends out of the casing and sewed the casing closed. After that I pulled on the elastic and cut the ends.

I did NOT hem the bottom of the top. I plan on going back and adding the sequined ribbon to the bottom as soon as I can get my hands on more of it! LOL So for the time being it just has a finishing stitch across the bottom. (Done after the pics were taken.)

 

 

 

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The pants were a little tricky. You have to cut the tops of each sleeve below the curve where it fits to the arm holes. If Cailey had been any taller it probably would not have worked so well. LOL

After the tops are cut off, turn one sleeve inside out and slide down into the other sleeve. Then sew the crotch seam. Β The inseam is already there from the sleeve seams. πŸ˜‰

Next, I sewed a finishing stitch across the waist of the pants. Then I folded and pressed about 1″.

After that I sewed the elastic casing, inserted 3/4″ elastic and finished it up.

The last step was adding the sequined ribbon to the bottoms of the legs.

 

 

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For the cuff bracelets, I cut a little out of the middle of each to make them smaller. Then I sewed them back together.

Next i took off the plain buttons and added the sparkly ones. πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

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The whole thing was MUCH easier than I thought it was going to be. If I knew it was going to be that easy I would have taken more pictures! LOL

OH!! I almost forgot!! Her hair tie was made from the fold over part of the collar! LOL I just top stitched the open seam. πŸ˜‰

 

I hope this is helpful!! If you have ANY questions, please use the Contact Me button at the top of the page and send me an email!

 

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Men’s Shirt Refashion Challenge


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The next challenge over at Project Run & Play is to refashion a man’s button up shirt. It took me FOREVER to decide what I wanted to do with it! I had too many ideas racing around in my head!

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I used the collar for her hair bow.

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I LOVE the silver sequin ribbon! I was going to put it along the bottom of the top but I ran out! I went back to the store and it was ALL GONE! 😦

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I made the elastic casing out of the sequined ribbon.

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I made the pants out of the sleeves! Cailey is such a little beanpole that the sleeves were a perfect fit! LOL

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I turned the cuffs into bracelets. I cut a little out of the middle to make them small enough to not fall over her hands. Then I took the plain buttons off and added the shiny, blinged out buttons. πŸ˜‰

I hope you like it!

The challenge after this one is the last. It will be the Signature Look Challenge. I *think* I know what I will be doing but that could always change.

I am still sewing through my stash except for this challenge! πŸ˜‰

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