Refashion: Chambray Shirt

I’ve been toying with the idea of a sleeveless shirt for a while. There’re a couple of examples in this inspiration post.  In fact I bought this shirt last year on a day out with Zoe, charity shopping in Leigh on Sea. (That’s why the lighting/colour in the “before” pic is a bit weird. Taken in the middle of winter last year, so dodgy light). Is that not a perfect day? Charity shopping with someone who loves it as much as you!

Anyway. A pretty simple refashion, although not as simple as chopping the sleeves off….

After removing the sleeves, I took it in by about 2″ each side (this was a baggy shirt!) and shaped it slightly at the side seams, added bust darts for further shaping; then reshaped and finished the armholes. I added a button under the collar so I could do it up right up to the neck; which gives it a more current look. The fabric is really soft and it’s a really comfy garment to wear.  I can see this making a great wardrobe basic. Worn as is on warm days, or layered up on cold days. Which makes this multi seasonal and VERY likely to be cropping up alot for the remainder of MMM’13!

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7 Comments

  1. Sabs May 15, 2013

    It looks lovely…I really need to follow your lead and up my confidence with refashioning. I just seem to be a bit crap at spotting the potential tho. Hoping it’ll come with time!

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    • Miss P May 16, 2013

      Hey Sabs, thankyou! Once you get started the ideas will flow every time you look at a garment. Just get stuck in!
      Px

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  2. This is great. I love re-purposing clothes. I call it re-loving it. I have added this to a new board call Men’s Shirt Restyling:
    http://pinterest.com/thelostapron/mens-shirt-restyling/

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    • Miss P May 16, 2013

      Thankyou Ana! Some great pins on there!
      Px

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  3. thewardrobesurgeon May 16, 2013

    No sleeves looks good on you. Chambray is so comfy. I have some old chamray work shirts lying around somewhere…

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    • Miss P May 16, 2013

      Thankyou! Chambray is yum isn’t it!?
      Px

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  4. Agy Lee May 27, 2013

    This fits you perfectly!

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