Men's Shirt Makeover
June 16th, 2010
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men's shirt restyle
I have seen lots of men's shirt makeovers lately and decided to try my own! It is basically two rectangles of fabric with an elastic casing at the top and two straps. Here is the finished product and how I did it! You can also visit our blog for more sewing, craftiness and giveaways!
1 mens button up shirt, size large
1" wide elastic
You will also need to measure your bust and down your side (measure from your armpit to how long you want the shirt to be - mine was 16").
This is the shirt I started with.
- Take off the pocket. Carefully. With a seam ripper.
2 - Cut off top half of the shirt at armpit. You will only need the bottom half of the shirt from here on in.
- Cut off sides seams of shirt, it will probably be much larger than you need it. I cut 2" off each side so it was 20" across the front.
4 - Sew side seams. Make sure you have right sides facing together :)
5 - Sew casing at top for elastic. I folded the edge down 1.25" to fit 1" elastic.
6 - Run elastic through casing, sew elastic together and sew casing closed. My elastic measured 25" long.
7 - Mark where you would like the straps to go. I did this by putting the top on and pinning where my bra straps where.
- Use 1 of the pieces you cut off the sides earlier to make the straps.
9 - Cut off the curved end off the side strip.
10 - Cut this piece down the center so you have 2 strips, about1 " wide and 15" long.
11 - Sew strap seams and turn out with a loop turner.
12 - Sew straps to top where you marked it with pins earlier.
13 -Wear and love!
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