Get Shirty: White Out

Garments don’t come much more classic than a simple white shirt, right? In this, the first of several posts this month sharing what YOU’VE been been making, here are a just a few of the white shirt refashions popping up on IG and Pinterest (you guys are getting shirty f’real!!)…The Refashioners 2015 - your makes

If you know my style then you’ll know Kate’s refashion is right up my street. Simple shape. Comfy fit. But there’s a little more to this refashion than meets the eye both in terms of the base garment and the little details and finishes. The devil is in the detail right?

The Refashioners 2015 - your makes

La Petite Josette reworks a man’s white shirt using the free Sorbetto pattern as a base. Very cute!

The Refashioners 2015 - your makes

Ah Casey! I begged Casey to tag this make for The Refashioners 2015. She’s been refashioning for years (long before I learnt to sew) and was one of the first participants in the first ever series of The Refashioners. I LOVE the simplicity of this white top. A simple idea but as ever, well conceived and perfectly executed. (I totally just fan girled you then Casey, sorry, lol!) There’s a full tute too…It’s not actually made from a men’s shirt (and hence not submitted for the prize package before anyone yelps) BUT I wanted to share it here because it totally could be a method for dealing with too large armholes on those shirts right??!

The Refashioners 2015 - your makes

Cristina hadn’t been on my radar. (That’s the thing about challenges like this! You get to find all kinds of new peops!) Well she’s firmly on my radar now after this amazing bit of refashioning. It seems the lady has some mad draping and drafting skills. You should check out some of her tutorials! Plus no sooner am I writing this she’s just posted another white shirt refashion….

The Refashioners 2015 - your makes

Men’s formal evening shirts DO have the most awesome detailing on the bib. And when you’re gifted something like that in a garment then showcasing that is only right! And it’s done beautifully in this refashion by Lara…

The Refashioners 2015 - your makes

There are not enough superlatives to describe how awesome I think this is. I mean….a bee keeping outfit!!!! I absolutely did not see this one coming!!

Grab a shirt, get refashioning, share it, and be in with a chance of winning that awesome prize. Now worth just under £700!! Jaw dropping right?! We’ll be sharing a selection of your refashions right here throughout Sept and there’ll be inspiration posts to give you even more ideas and directions in which to go with your shirt refashioning. You have until 27th Sept to submit yours. 

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10 Comments

  1. kathryn September 9, 2015

    wow these are all brilliant!! So much inspiration. and the bee keeping shirt – that is just so cool!

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    • portia September 9, 2015

      Aren’t they Kathryn?!!! That bee keeping suit is something else!

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  2. Kate September 9, 2015

    WOW! I am thrilled that you like it and that I have been included in your post… (little shrill of involuntary excitement)

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    • portia September 9, 2015

      I would steal that from your wardrobe right now Kate, lol!

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  3. Jane September 9, 2015

    I just love seeing all these Refashions – they look fantastic! As you already know, I’m a convert. Working on a striped jacket-type thing at the moment. I’ve not been able to find a really good white shirt in the charity shops yet but having seen these I must keep trying.

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  4. Patti September 9, 2015

    What amazes me is that everyone’s shirts are so different! Such creative thinking! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • portia September 9, 2015

      I’m seriously blown away….there’s more to come too!

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  5. Emma September 9, 2015

    So fantastic! I’m wondering how La Petite Josette did the collar mod – can’t seem to find anything about her refashion on her blog… do you have any idea?

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    • portia September 9, 2015

      She never did a tutorial for this and the make is a past one. I’m sure if you contacted her via her blog she’d be happy to help….or I think Casey(link to her blog in same post)…if I recall correctly….once did a tutorial on peter pan collars and definately Zoe did! (Zoe of SoZo…..one of our blogger participants this year)

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  6. Lara September 9, 2015

    Oo thanks for featuring me, that was a lovely surprise to see my dress pop up. Love all the creativity going on!

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