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Topic: Refashioned Men's Dress Shirts To (Plain) Fabulosity  (Read 2191 times)
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« on: June 11, 2013 11:34:14 PM »

But I didn't make them super fancy, because I don't like super fancy things.  And also, no tutorial yet, but I'll make one next time I get a shirt to refashion.  I wanted to practice a bit and perfect some skills (particularly the sleeves, blarg) before I posted a tutorial.  That way I'll be less confusing.  Meanwhile, here, have some...inspiration or some-such.


After many (or two) failed attempts, my first ever successful refashion of a shirt.  It was super-difficult, and took me about three hours.  There's a bit of a pucker under the armpit, but due to the lovely fabric pattern, it can't be seen unless you know where to look. Wink


Second attempt, and one of my favorites because the colors. I figured out if you attach the top and sides of the sleeves before you sew the underside/seam, they go on smoother.  That way you can just sew up the side of the shirt, and onto the sleeve in one smooth motion, thereby eliminating puckers.


Third attempt.  This shirt had longer sleeves, and I kinda wanted to keep them.  So I did this fancy thing.


Fancy button-cuffs.  I've since learned a better way to do this that doesn't...fray so quickly.  But first attempt at ever doing anything longer than a short sleeve, and I like it.


I also added darts to see what they'd do, and to make this a bit more fitted.  But I hated the way they looked on the front of the blouse, so I covered them with mini-pockets.  See?  Mini-pocket covering up dart.  The darts were straight and even and in the right place, and such, I just don't like the way they look.


Fourth attempt, I tried to make it a bit longer, and a bit looser.  No darts.  No pockets.  Now that I'm a "pro" at this plain-shirt-to-plain-shirt, I'll make up a tutorial for you all when I get a new shirt. Cheesy
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silk81
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013 02:45:39 AM »

great shirts! I'm looking forward to the tutorial!
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