I took a big men’s blue check linen shirt I found at Goodwill Thrift shop a few months ago, for a couple of dollars, and this morning reconstructed it into a pretty shirt with details I have done so much I call them ‘signature’. I took my time before I cut with scissors because I really put a lot of thought into the details I wanted.
Such as the cut off cuff hemmed with sleeve placket and then a button for show.
This time I took some of the length cut off from the shirt and made a little detail sewn over pleats. (oops, I forgot to photograph the before photo), then added buttons. I love it !
I also separated the felled seam at the bottom edge and rather hurriedly made a make-shift after-thought side seam placket, and decided to make the front shorter.
Also I sewed the button placket down because I hate gaping button plackets on shirts. Voila ! Refashioned 100% linen summer shirt ! For two dollars !!! Did I already mention that I love it?
I love it TOOOOOOO
That is truly very creative, and precious!
Hey, thanks Morrie. Lets you and I do some more of this ‘upcycling’ together sometime… even in a park with needle & thread ! 🙂
Upcycling at its best!
Thats quite a lot coming from a pro ‘upcycler’ 🙂 xx
OK….That is very, very clever! I love it!
Thank you Brighid ! I’ve worn it a lot since my upcycling it, and I still love it. 🙂 I want to put back pleats in ALL my shirts now…lol. Doesn’t everybody??? 🙂