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on: May 11, 2018 07:00:43 PM 
Started by TheMistressT, Message by TheMistressT
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I finally got around to recon-ing a men's shirt! I have been wanting to do this for years and finally found a tutorial that I felt like I could manage to make a top I thought would work for me.

I did buy the shirt new at a discount store, but the tiny bias tape was from my stash I used to finish the cut away collar and neck - inherited from my grandmother at least 15 years ago.  Shocked The tutorial has you folding down a seam after you've taken in tucks to your own taste (and, let's face it, bust size).

I narrowed the shoulders by adding a pleat in the back yolk which I extended part way down the back. I incorporated the existing pleat by sewing them down as well. The sewing them down was my addition

After cutting the sleeves, I added an elastic casing, using some 3/8" elastic from stash.

One other thing I did in addition to the tutorial was changing the hemline - I shortened the front to make a high-low hem. Mostly just to make it look a little less like an untucked men's dress shirt. Wink

I forgot to take a before photo, but this is essentially the same shirt from the same brand, only with wider stripes. Speaking of, HOO BOY did those narrow pinstripes make my vision go all cattywompus sometimes!
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