In the event of clearing up his closet so my clothes can be fitted in, I end up with ten or more old and unused XL size men shirt, jeans, and sweater. I have my eyes on some of the shirt that has either interesting button or pattern and a tad reluctant to give it out to charity.
Short google on how to alter men shirt to any women clothing, I found trash to couture site and this refashion hooked me
|source : trash to couture|
I have the right shirt for this project, with snap button… and the project begun!
- If you can make pattern for the bodice, that’s great! But I couldn’t, so I trace the bodice panel pattern from dress that I have.
- Separate the sleeves, yoke, collar, hem from the shirt using seam ripper. I use the shirt’s back panel for the front bodice, front panel with the button became back panel. Shirt sleeves for the peplum (I cut it in two so I can have the tail effect on the back peplum) and yoke for sleeves panel.
- Sew and fit it to your body. In my case, I have to add more darts in front panel