Thursday, December 17, 2009

Men's Shirt Makeover


I am getting pretty sick of my wardrobe, so yesterday iI wandered over to my husbands side of the closet.  I know the "boyfriend" look is back so I wondered if he had anything I could pull off. . . he didn't. . . but it did get me thinking.  Some of his shirts could look decent (on me) with some alterations.  So, i wondered if i applied the same ideas for the Sweater Dress, and made one of my husbands shirts smaller for me.  So, I asked him which one i could possibly destroy and put it on and pinned it while i was looking in the mirror.  I marked where my armpits were, where i went in at the waist, and where some darts should be in the back. Then i got to cutting and sewing.  When it was done I used the scraps i made a tuxedo ruffle down the front next to the button holes.  It turned out better than i thought, and i loved how it is longer, and the sleeves are longer than if i had bought it. Here's the finished product!


4 comments:

the landreths said...

Whoa, Kim! That's amazing!! I mean really...a tuxedo ruffle? You're amazing.

Jenny said...

OK, Kim, I just plucked one of Quinn's shirts from the goodwill pile. Wanna help me with this one next week??

Matt and Adge said...

that is SO cute! and i'm with Ash, the tuxedo ruffle really adds some flare!

Kimberly said...

jenny, how fun, yes, i would love to help, it really was quick!