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Men's Dress shirt reconstruct

Added Jan 30, 2009

by missuscrime

Seattle, Washing...






I love me some thrifting! I bought a handful of XL men’s dress shirts and reconstructed them into shirt dresses.

Material Notes

Reduce, Reuse, Recycled men’s shirts.






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    May 25, 2009, 08.00 AMby joanrobinson

    great work! i have some of my husband’s old flannels from the 90s, which i have been holding on to to do this exact thing to them but i have been afraid… thanks for the inspiration!

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    Feb 2, 2009, 11.01 AMby missuscrime

    Thanks! It was actually fairly simple – I took off the sleeves, put the remainder of the shirt on inside out and pinned it to fit me. I traced around the pins with tailor’s chalk, and sewed along my traced lines. I then cut the sleeves to 3/4 length and sewed them back on. Since the shirt was so large I had to cut some of the shoulders off before sewing the sleeves back on. And Tada! The long shoulders worked in my favor for the grey and white shirt – there was enough overhang that the shoulders made for pseudo cap sleeves! I wish i had a before and after to make a real how-to… next time! :)

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    Feb 1, 2009, 07.18 PMby rizum

    I agree with that!!!!!! I’d luv a how to!!!!! I’ve been trying to get a chance to go to a goodwill or something to get some mens shirts, i really want to try one of these!!!! GREAT JOB:)!!!!

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    Jan 31, 2009, 08.30 AMby lyndi

    hi, i’ve got 2 mens shirts waiting for me to do this to them but i’m not sure where to start!! any chance of a “how to”?? i like the blue check one – very cute:)

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    Jan 30, 2009, 08.31 PMby mangos

    Nicely done! I like the ways you’ve done the sleeves.

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