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Daddy's shirt and trousers upcycled

Added Oct 20, 2010

by la inglesita

Seville, Spain






When my husband said bye to his most used clothes I quickly transformed them into daughter’s outfits. I used Daddy’s old shirt to make a blouse from a japanese pattern and his trousers for an Oliver + S skirt. Both were a joy to sew.

The blouse was a bit more challenging because the neck tie is constructed in a complicated way. The final look is neat, with no visible stitching but it requires patience, thin and long fingers and origami skills!.

I cut the front piece of the skirt in two pieces, as the pants weren’t big enough to fit the pattern in one leg but it looks fine. The fabric is like denim, a bit stiff, so I lined the pockets and the inside of the waist band with cotton fabric from an old shirt of my daughter. Even the elastic is recycled from an old pajama pants.

The blouse pattern is from the japanese book Les couleurs francaises
The skirt is the Sunday brunch skirt from Oliver + S.

You can read more in my blog www.lainglesita.blogspot.com

Material Notes

100% recycled cottton.




Garment Type

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    Nov 17, 2010, 03.38 PMby cantare

    This is the most up an upcycled piece can be! Excellent.

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    Oct 22, 2010, 03.59 AMby Kristin Griffin

    What a great idea!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 04.54 PMby suzeb

    Beautiful results.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 02.45 PMby be-bops1


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    Oct 20, 2010, 12.57 PMby sewella

    This is gorgeous!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 10.45 AMby jeleena

    Great idea for transformation! Cute!! :)

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      Oct 20, 2010, 11.57 AMby la inglesita

      Thanks Jeleena, It’s a risk free way of trying out new techniques or patterns without spoiling my most beloved fabric.

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