I mentioned on my first men’s shirt refashion that it came out a bit more formal than I had intended. While I loved the result I really wanted an everyday shirt for spring. This shirt is going in the right direction.
My BSF Debra and I got together to each make another refashioned shirt. She is still promising photos of her pieces, and as usual our two projects look nothing alike!
I started with two of my husband’s shirts that are too large for him. I liked the fabrics, but was hesitant about the color. I have red hair and brown eyes unlike most redheads with blue or green eyes. Fall colors look best on me. The light blues, while pretty just looked like an anomaly in my closet. In the end I put the shirt in a marigold dye bath and the result works better for me.
These shirts are so much fun to make. All the hard parts like the collar and plackets are already finished. The final shirt just needs the panels added to the sides and some details to add some interest.
Notice that the side panels still have the buttons and buttonholes! My BSF gave me that idea from her first shirt.
This shirt looked baggy around my waist, so I added a fabric tie belt. The pocket is a nice addition for everyday wear. I try to add pockets whenever possible.