I refashioned husband's button down shirt to join 30 March - Share In Style with the theme cowgirl inspiration.
And here is my final outfit, square shirt - simple scarf and a hat borrowed from husband :)
I had this shirt for some months inside my stash box together with other garments that I want to refashion. The shirt is size L in orange with black and dark purple stripes.
I tried it and it was very long in the sleeves and big in the body. So, I reduced them but without change in the front and collar.
Also, I decided to make short sleeves finished with bands and I sew one more button under the original one for more girly look.
The sewing process was fun and fast. I finished it in four hours :)
Firstly, I removed the sleeves and pocket.
Then, I chose BurdaStyle Shirt Blouse 03/2013 size 36 for the pattern.
As I don't remove the shoulder line, I glued the two pattern pieces (front and back) together at the shoulder. After that I laid the shirt on fold, transfer the pattern on top of it and cut the shirt -- as shown in the picture A.
And then, I measure 15 cm (including 1.5 cm sleeve allowance). In this case I just measure and fold the original pattern. Transfer the sleeve pattern on the old shirt sleeve and cut it -- as shown in the picture B.
After that, I shaped up the hem line in U shape -- as show in the picture C.
After the method above done, I prepared the sleeve bands. I cut the remaining fabric from the old shirt 15 cm long and 9 cm wide ( this measurements including 1.5 cm seam allowances). Sew the bands finished with pointy shape. The final width of the bands 13cm x 3cm.
Then, sew the button holes and used small buttons from the collar.
I sew the hemline with 1 cm seam allowance and the last part is sew one more button under the original button. Done!
Here are two pictures of the final refashion, front and back views
About the scarf, I just cut the black color knit cotton fabric in square shape 50cm x 50cm. I decorated it by sewn the orange thread using twin needle, 0.7 cm from the edge.
And the last two pictures of me wearing the refashioned shirt, front and back views.
That's it for my today post and don't forget to pop over Share In Style to see more creative ladies in their cowgirl outfit :)
P.S. Our next theme for April 13th is "Your Own Style" or "Free Topic" - You are welcome to join :)
Happy sewing and see you soon on my mint dress!