Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Shirt refashion

I have joined in with Portia at The Makery to refashion a mans shirt. My man is a slim Jim so the donated shirt was small but I loved the vibrant green pattern. It had to make something.

I made a versatile top which can be worn open as a smock over a long sleeved T-shirt. I mean what is the point in making summer clothes with this weather!



I took the flap pockets off the top and moved them to the bottom, threw the flaps in the bin and then made a binding for the neck and sleeves from the original sleeves. I took the scoop hem off and made it short and boxy to the hip. The top yoke is made from thick jersey. 


I also wore it as a summer top, you know if by some miracle the sun comes out...


So there you are, my entry into the Refashioners 2015. Do pop over and look at the other creative projects or even enter yourself. There is a great prize but more importantly that is one less shirt in landfill and one more thing in my wardrobe.

Jo xxxx






19 comments:

  1. I have never refashioned anything! Are you practicing for the next Sewing Bee? You should. xx

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  2. Food for thought. My hubby gets through a lot of shirts and there is plenty of material in them as he is big. I've been on the lookout for a simple grey top to wear over blouses. I'll check the next shirts he discards to see if I can upcycle them.

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    1. Definitely Una, that is a great idea. There is a grey one on The Makery blog to check out. Jo x

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  3. That's a great upcycled piece!! You are very creative !! :)

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  4. Well done, I love it and would buy one! Don't think my sewing skills are up to that, I wish they were :(

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  5. What a clever idea of upcycling! I wish I'd be good at sewing. This new shirt suits you well. Viola

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  6. What a great idea, love the colour too x

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  7. You are so clever! It is a really cute top!

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  8. It's great Jo. You look fabulous in it xx

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  9. It looks great Jo well done.

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  10. The colors are just right and I think your design is very clever, Jo. As a wedding shower gift a friend took one of her husbands shirts and some pretty rainbow striped material for wrap around pockets and made an apron smock for me that I used for at least 30 years...I may even have it tucked away...or gave it to one of my girls to use...at any rate it was well used, appreciated and a loving reminder of my friend. :)

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  11. It's fantasric Jo! You are one talented lady.
    Marianne x

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  12. You are amazing my friend. I love the shirt. Brilliant!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. This I absolutely love! It's so stylish and versatile, and looks great with jeans. Great job. x

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