one of my first attempts at refashioning.....my husband's glittery plaid shirt. why he bought a men's shirt with golden glittery stripes i do not know...but i am glad i have it now. it's very girly :) hahaha i'm sorry i don't have picture of it before or pictures as guides for this tutorial....but hopefully the words will be descriptive enough :) i
copied found the idea for this shirt from Liz over at Cotton and Curls. she is amazing and i blog stalk her and she doesn't even know it. oh and comment if you have a question :)
you will probably need........
steal find a huge plaid shirt
2. cut the sides off- you can do this one of two ways. either use a shirt you like and use that as a foundation, or two (if you're lazy like me) just eyeball it. you know what size you are :) just don't forget the seam allowance like i did...
3. cut the sleeves to approximately the length you want them with a reasonable seam allowance
4. cut out the collar. now, don't cut too wide because it might create a little bit of a boatneck like mine (if you like boatnecks, awesome. cut wide)
5. cut the bottom. be careful to leave enough to roll the bottom hem up twice for a more polished look.
6. pin your sides and sleeves and SEW
7. roll the collar's hem and sewwww
8. roll the bottom's hem and sew sew sew!
(*i opted for the rounded bottom- it is a little harder but very much worth it*)
9. YOU DID IT!!!!!!
(my subtle smile of success...)
and if you want a sash.....(which you do)
10. take the sleeves and cut them into four equally sized rectangles.
11. sew the shirt sides together, creating a realllly long rectangle.
12. sew up on side of the rectangle, creating a long tube.
13. pull the tube right side out and by golly, you've got a matching sash that will make this shirt hug your every curve!
14. i just added a 14th step because i didn't want to end on an unlucky number.
ya, i'm still a lil' awkward with the whole posing thing...one day i'll be a model.
i apologize for the wordiness, but it's just how i communicate. my poor husband. well, i hope you enjoy this tiny tutorial and i hope you find a shirt and make it tailor fit your adorable self :)