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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Share In Style: Cowgirl Inspiration

Hello..
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 :)
Well, the picture above is just a costume. I am not dressing up like this in my everyday life. I will wear the shirt only with skinny pants. I will put the scarf inside closet and hang back the hat in my husband working room :)

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.
After all things prepared, I attached the sleeves on the body. Sew both side of the shirt. Hem the sleeves and sew the bands in the wrong side of the sleeves and sew the buttons on the right side of the sleeves.
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!

21 comments:

  1. Good morning! The shirt looks after like another new shirt. I like te black-orange combination. Greetings!

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    1. Hi Ana, I was lucky that I still have a small piece of black knit fabric to match with orange color :) Thanks for a lovely comment :)

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  2. The blouse is great, you look beautiful. That's a very good recycling idea!
    LG Carolin

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    1. Thank you, Carolin and welcome to Velvet Ribbon :)

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  3. what a marvellous refashion Hana. And this shirt will look great with some skinnies :)
    Oh and BTW where did you find those cute little weights? I love them! x

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. I am wearing today with my skinny pants :D.
      Those pattern weights were made by me, you can pop over this link to see the details http://velvetribbonsew.blogspot.com/2015/01/diy-friday-pattern-weights.html

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  4. Wow! You gave a completely different and feminine look to your shirt, dear Hana !! Fast and effective sewing is a winner and now you have a wonderful blouse in your wardrobe. Thank you for joining SIS, dear friend.

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    1. Thank you dear Rosy. I was surprised with the way it turned out, I really gave a new life for the old shirt :)
      S.I.S is fun and I can not wait for next challenge :)

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  5. That's a really sweet refashion - I'll bet you will wear this a lot everyday, not dressed as a cowgirl, but for everyday errands this will work nicely.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz. As I mentioned to Dawn WH, I am wearing it today and I really love it :)

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  6. Your shirt refashion is lovely, Hana. Much more feminine than the original.

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  7. Cute shirt! What a lovely shirt refashion!

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  8. Great job Hana.. Love the shirt.. [and you make a cute cowgirl..ha]

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  9. Tottaly Love the colour. . Orange seems to be really popular at the moment. Fabulous revamp Hana may just go routing in hubby wardrobe now!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda. I found five more husband's garments to refashion :D :D

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  10. The new shirt looks so much nicer than the old one! I love your refashion! :)

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