Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Things to Make: Pinterest Inspiration ~ Men's Shirt to Peasant Blouse


This week's

was inspired by...
Peasant Blouse Tutorial from madebylex.com
Isn't it so stinkin' cute???

Here's what I used:


I picked this baby up at my local thrift store for fifty cents.  The guy at the register said something like, "Wow.  This'll make a great Halloween costume, huh?"  When I told him that I was actually going to wear it, he looked at me like I was completely nuts.  Which, maybe I am, but I digress...

I loved the fun paisley pattern and the colors on this shirt...but let's face it...that collar and those cuffs.  Not so much.

And here's what I made:



Waaaaay better, don't ya' think?  Oh, yeah.

Instead of adding a cuff to the sleeves I simply added another turned under casing and elastic, to give them a loosely gathered look.

I love the way it turned out!  The tutorial was easy to understand and had great results!

If you happen to have a spare button-up shirt lying around I recommend giving this one a whirl!

7 comments:

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Very cute! I'll admit, I was nervous when I saw the before picture, but the colors are actually great with your hair.

Rachel said...

Super cute! I'm going to try this out--my husband has a few dress shirts in the donate pile . . . not anymore. Mwaha!

Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum said...

so cute! I was with Paige... a little nervous of the before picture. haha. But it looks great!

twobutterflies said...

That turned out great - and I LOVE the crazy cool paisley pattern

The Cannary's said...

So pretty! Hard to believe that was a man's shirt...

Stacci Hamilton said...

The first one of these repurposes that I did was an older polka dot shirt I used to love. But stiff button down shirts are not in my style now, so I repurposed it. I love it. I have been hoping to make some more and finally found a couple men's shirts at a thrift store.

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