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Picnic blouse (refashioned men's shirt)

Added Jul 23, 2010

by loversandhaters

Edmonton, Canada






I loved the print on this men’s shirt and decided it had to become a girly blouse. I cut across the waist and created a smaller bodice with darts. Then, I gathered the lower half and reattached it to the top half. I removed the sleeves and created a belt from them, using the buttons on the placket as a back detail. Lastly, I repurposed the cuffs as cap sleeves. Et voil, a cute summer blouse!

Photos by Derek Bisbing

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Mar 30, 2014, 12.48 AMby cindyop

    Do you have a website or blog with more detailed instructions? Dying to try this!

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    Jan 27, 2011, 04.42 PMby leahfranqui

    The sleeves are so adorable! What a great idea!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 03.32 PMby Jodi Wade

    I love the sleeves, very cute.

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    Nov 28, 2010, 01.09 AMby ellohdesign

    great idea!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 01.22 PMby BlancheOfArts

    I like what you did with the sleeves, great idea! :)

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    Jul 29, 2010, 08.13 PMby jaims

    I sooo love this!

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    Jul 28, 2010, 12.39 AMby mardou123

    Smashing and clever refashion with a beautiful fit. The buttons give is that extra zazz!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 06.59 PMby smalldose

    I have TONS of my bf’s dress shirts waiting to be re-made and this is so inspiring! You did an amazing job at creating something completely different and original! <3

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    Jul 27, 2010, 08.55 AMby littleladyluxe

    This is so clever! I love it.

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    Jul 27, 2010, 06.04 AMby sabzarap

    Wow this is the best refashioned men’s shirt I have ever sean!!!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 03.49 AMby lunatepetal

    love it! great refashion job :)

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    Jul 27, 2010, 01.32 AMby Natalia *

    I love this top. Great job with the refashion. I wouldn’t have known it used to be a mens shirt, its perfectly fitted.

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    Jul 27, 2010, 01.22 AMby seedling

    Love it! Very cute!

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