An interesting one, for it is, believe or not, a man's shirt by fashion label English Laundry. It amazes me that someone originally bought this shirt at all, for a women, maybe, but for a man? Surely not.
Shirt before, ick..
one pearl button..
I used the front of butterfly shirt for the back of my new top, removed the collar, plus added some bias tape from my sewing stash for the neckline...
Shirt back - now front
Shirt front - now back
Using my cherry shirt as a rough guide for cutting to appropriate size..
And adding a hand-sewn fabric flower, made with excess material cut from the side...
I had to include a small clasp right at the top of the (new) back of my top, to stop it gaping were the collar had been removed..
Unfortunately, I have created a sleeveless top for the wrong season, for Melbourne's autumnal weather brings cooler temperatures, therefore I have to wear with a long sleeve top underneath till warmer weather returns.
In an attempt to minimise any waste, I am working on a few projects to use up the excess fabric from this shirt, which I will blog about once complete.
Advice from anyone with sewing knowledge, would it be better if I were to include two darts at the front of my top? Or leave it as is? Sewing darts is still a fairly new skill to me, only done via following patterns previously...
Worn on Self Stitched Sept, Day 24
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