Added Dec 2, 2010
Take two old t-shirts, with worn areas and combine them to make one new shirt, dressed up with removable collar and cuffs in contrasting material. I used a raglan-sleeved pattern (I took one from another long sleeved top I like) and cut the pieces out of the shirts. I used the v-necked maroon shirt to cut the body out of, and the purple shirt which was round-necked for the sleeves. I made use of the existing side-seams and v-neck finishing, and decorated with ruched strips of silk around the neck. I put on a maroon satin bias-cut band, and made a collar and cuffs out of a skirt off-cut in beautiful printed silk, which I re-beaded with the sequins and beads from the off-cut. The collar and cuffs are fastened on with tiny clear snaps, so you can remove them for a less dressy look.
Jersey, printed silk offcuts from a skirt.
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