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Menswear to my wear!

Added Oct 11, 2009

by nettie

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I am stunned at how this came together.
I was fearless because the shirt was free and unworn for over 10 years. I figured I would just cut it up for the fabric if I ruined it too much.

This mens shirt was big and shapeless on me. In the end I only cut the bottom of the sleeves and the curved bottom edge. Everything else was achieved with pin tucks.

I took in the sleeves, but opted not to cut off the excess. The inside of this shirt is finished so beautifully. All french seams. I couldn’t bring myself to have it all raw and jagged inside. I just folded over the extra when making the new hem. For the collar, I used part of the tiny strip cut from the bottom to make a little rolled band.

I stitched it right sides together, cut of the excess curving the edges slightly, folded the curved edge in and rolled it over twice to hide the raw edge. It was so super easy.

Material Notes

Dunhill mens shirt, size medium,




Garment Type

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    Mar 2, 2013, 09.55 AMby Marisol Castañeda

    great job! too bad I don’t have any hanging around. can u say goodwill??
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    Jun 2, 2010, 08.10 PMby GabrielleDanielle

    Poor hubby, he’s loosing some shirts tonight… ; D

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    Jan 13, 2010, 05.58 AMby ranjani

    Wonderful! And so comfy-looking too. I can’t wait to try this out.

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    Oct 14, 2009, 02.43 PMby lunatepetal

    what a great idea! turned out super cute :)

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    Oct 13, 2009, 09.45 PMby ontheway

    You did a great job, it looks so cute and comfortable too.

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    Oct 13, 2009, 12.14 AMby sandrasews

    I feel like getting my hands on my husband’s shirts now! Not sure the fabrics will be as hip as the one you used though. This is truly great.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 10.00 PMby nettie

    Thanks so much everyone! It was really not that difficult to do. Truly. I had no fear because the shirt had just been hanging around for years.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 09.46 PMby lottatroublemaker

    Super cute and a great way to revitalize old men’s shirts or shirts from a thrift store/yard sale/Goodwill or similar… :)

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    Oct 12, 2009, 04.31 PMby farfar

    OMG… so cute, How did you do it so well? I am inspired:P

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    Oct 12, 2009, 07.16 AMby janul

    Great idea, I love it! (And I´m going to steal some shirt… he´s got way too many! :)

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    Oct 11, 2009, 10.47 PMby racadoo

    Beautiful job! I feel inspired!!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 07.21 PMby flosiepoos

    Yep, raiding his wardrobe next!!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 06.53 PMby knt831

    Very creative and cute! You’ve given me a good idea for my husbands old shirts.

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