Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fun with altering a mans shirt

Recently whilst browsing Pinterest, "How to alter a mans shirt "was posted by, 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 

Collar removed

Zigzag around the rough edges of neckline.
Pin tucks inserted at top near neckline.
A decorative lace for an attractive collar.

What I have achieved so far.

Pockets relocated to waistline.

? Decorative button placement, love this fabric and kitty's.

Buttons removed

And glass buttons from my button collection sewn onto shirt.

The finished product, only one kitty button used and relocated, as the large buttons dragged down the pockets, kitty button relocated to lace motif.

Relocation of kitty button.

All in all this alteration took a few days to complete, I am not sure if I will attempt another one, but will enjoy wearing my creation.
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.

Our banner is on display

Gardens mulched and now for the rain to stop.

See you all soon.


  1. Wow heather what a woman! It looks fabulous and so unique. So much inspiration on pinterest isn't there. Never enough time tho!

  2. Very creative, you inspire me! Vicki

  3. Great quilt show Heather. You, the family and friends did a magnificent job. Congratulations!

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