Friday, May 15, 2015

Men's Shirt Refashion

Here's my latest refashion! The challenge? How to refashion hubby's shirt into something cute, wearable for work and play. 
I endeavored to make the original shirt even more un- appealing with my glasses, hunched-over stance, top bun, and crazy smirk. Did it work? 

This time I did not draft the pattern but got a little help from this baby, McCall's 6605. I have had this one in my stash for a while and I thought it would be great for this project. 

I had enough shirt material to possibly use for the entire project but since I love color blocking, I added this black cotton for the effect. 

A couple of more points to share: The material for the tie portion was taken from the sleeves and I simple transferred the buttons from the original shirt onto this shirt. Also, it's important to note that the sizing for the pattern was a little off. I cut the pattern at the smallest size and still had to take the final version in at the side seams immensely to look like this. I also cut a lot off from the sleeves. It's a already a loose-fitting shirt, I needed next to no sleeves so it didn't overpower me. 

I love the results! I can wear it to work with dressier pants or dress it down with jeans, as seen here. Hubby has since donated a couple more so I'll be figuring out what to do with them in the coming weeks. 

 By the way, all photos were taken by my older son :)


  1. Adorable! This to is so cute, and looks so comfy too.
    And amazing photographer, he is hired!

  2. Theresa! Thank you! I miss your blog. Hope all is well :)