Recently whilst browsing Pinterest, "How to alter a mans shirt "was posted by www.moldesedicasmoda.blogspot.pt, pinned by Patchwork Fundamentals, my mind went into overdrive and I thought how great it looked. As if I, have not enough to do, in the midst of organising a quilt show as a fundraiser for Staffy Rescue, I set out alter a shirt that my son was tossing out.
My sons shirt, before the alteration
Sleeves cut off to a 3/4 length and lace sleeves added.
Pockets and tabs removed to re relocated.
Shirt front buttonhole tabs removed,
A piece of decorative fabric inserted for pin tucks .
Pin tucks need to be inserted to help align the neckline.
Front of shirt.
Cut of the bottom of the shirt, leave the buttonhole tabs.
After shirt bottom fabric has been removed, with buttonhole tabs left intact.
Front of shirt after bottom removed.
Coordinating fabric gathered and sewn to bottom of shirt, finishing off behind the button tabs.
Next the collar removed to form the neckline
Zigzag around the rough edges of neckline.
What I have achieved so far.
Pockets relocated to waistline.
? Decorative button placement, love this fabric and kitty's.
Relocation of kitty button.
We only have 1 weeks to go before Heathton Creations Quilt show, hope to see you all at our event and we raise some well needed funds for our furry friends.
Gardens mulched and now for the rain to stop.