I thought it would be fun to throw in a little refashion appetizer before I the Restyling at Home reveal next weekend. I actually finished this refashion last fall but am just now getting around to sharing it with you!
My husband got this shirt for Christmas a few years back but it wasn’t getting a ton of wear. The flannel was so soft and even though its a bit darker than my usual attire I couldn’t just let it go. I decided to see what I could make out of it.
Heres what I did in a nutshell: Since it was quite long on me, I decided to go with a tunic-y shirt dress. I kept the width at the hem and took in the under arms to create a swingy shape. I also had to move the shoulder seam inward. After those edits, the shape of the armscye had changed so I re-cut the sleeves an slimmed them down.
I wanted to move away from the button-down shirt look a bit so I cropped the sleeves to get rid of the cuff and placket and cut the neckline into a deep V. Lastly, I added one giant contrast pocket. I think the result is very fun and modern.
I want to take a moment to acknowledge the fact that refashioning menswear in this way is not accessible to all body types. However, I don’t think that means refashioning in general is not accessible to all body types. Anyone of any shape or size can use pre-existing materials to create something new. I always find it to be a fun stretch of my creativity, and if you haven’t before I encourage you to give it a try! I use men’s shirts often because my husband often passes his unwanted ones on to me, and I like the idea of making clothing for myself out of his cast-offs.
See how it’s done:
If you are interested, I created this video documenting my process for this refashion:
Is everyone ready for next weekends Restyling at Home reveal day!? I really need to get on the ball with my project!