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Winging It - Refashioned Man's Shirt

Added Dec 8, 2011

by integerclub

London, United K...






For this blouse, I started by taking apart all the seams of the original shirt, so I was left with a number of flat pieces of fabric. I then traced out a bodice pattern and re-sewed the blouse, turning it around so the buttons were on the back.
The shirt cuffs and collar came from a rather baggy 1980s dress I’d cut up a few months ago. It was going to be a sleeveless top so I had no real need for the cuffs. However, I decided to stick them on the shoulders of the blouse in a fit of fancy.
The collar turned out to be that bit too small for the neck of the new blouse I got around the problem by attaching a length of vintage seam vintage to each side of the collar to function as ties.

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By integerclub at Bobbie and Lola

Material Notes

old shirt, vintage rayon ribbon, vintage collar, sleeve cuffs




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Other, Preppy, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton, Rayon

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    Jan 5, 2012, 09.26 AMby tracymcd

    I love this unusual refashion of a shirt. I’ve never thought to turn the buttons to the back when working with one – and they look great. An idea I’m going to be stealing I’m afraid!

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      Jan 5, 2012, 11.52 AMby integerclub

      Steal away! It wasn’t my own idea to begin with, I was inspired by those back buttoning blouses of the 30s and 40s.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.37 AMby olystyrene

    Hey Doycey, That turned out great – the floral shoulder accoutrements look awesome!

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      Dec 30, 2011, 02.21 PMby integerclub

      Hahah, accoutrements is an awesome word. Werd…

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    Dec 9, 2011, 11.42 PMby redviv

    It’s delightful!

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