DIY Shirt Refashion


Let’s start with this thrift store, button down, men’s shirt that I’m going to wear backwards. Yep, that’s right, I said backwards.

Use this strip for the waistband

With right sides together, pin and sew sleeve back into sleeve casing and now you have a new summer shirt!!!!

This project was inspired by Tracy from Let’s Get Thrifty . She refashioned, not just one, but three men’s button downs into cute summer shirts! Check out her awesome blog for some more ideas!

Have a great weekend!


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I'm a busy mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've just recently joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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73 Responses to DIY Shirt Refashion

  1. Great idea! I would never have thought of that.

  2. ooobop! says:

    Oh wow. This is genius! Usually mens shirt-refashions look exactly like what they are/were but you would never guess with this little number. Great stuff!

  3. Cara Olsen says:

    Too cute, Beth!! I love the potential; you could put the shirt over a pair of crisp white jeans, throw on some heels and jewelry, and make it a dressy affair. Or dress it down with some shorts for a “romping about town” kind of look. Either was, it’s adorable!

    Happy Friday,
    Cara

    • Thanks so much my friend! I was also thinking that white jeans would look nice with this. Now we just need some nice spring weather. I did, however, see the first crocus poke it’s head out today. Perhaps there’s hope after all. Hope you are feeling a little better!
      Beth

  4. This is very cute! What a great way to redo a button up shirt…

    Jeanna

  5. Missi Smith says:

    Wow! You are amazingly talented. I can’t sew to save my life! love it!

    • Oh Missy, you are too kind! I think it’s more determination and necessity than talent. But I do have fun! Have a great weekend and thanks for your comments, they mean a lot to me!
      Beth

  6. Dee says:

    Really cute refashion! I’m definitely going to give it a try!

  7. I loved your refashion. I need to do that with some of my hubby’s shirts he doesn’t wear!

  8. Cassandra says:

    What a great project! I’m here via Refashion Co-op, I just had to see how this was done! :-)

  9. CherryPix says:

    Exellent (re)make…
    Your tutorial notes look great!

    [Note to self: must investigate Photoshop]

  10. missmarys says:

    Beth as promised check it out: http://wp.me/p1dbnt-IA Think you’ll like it. I love what you did with this shirt. Have a great day.

  11. ThriftyNut says:

    This looks like a fun project! I am glad you found me! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  12. Cathy G says:

    What a great way to re-purpose the shirt! Thanks for stopping by my site – that’s how I found you! :)

  13. littlepostcards says:

    Love this!

  14. Penny says:

    The shirt is awesome! Steve better watch out he might start missing some shirts.

  15. Claudia says:

    Very nice and feminine !!! I have TONS of men’s shirts and this is a great way of using them ! This is a very nicely done tutorial by the way. It shows that you are a teacher, from a fellow one ;)

  16. MaryAlice McCrae says:

    So cute! You are very creative and cleaver. I want to try this soon. I have a 1 month old son and have been trying to figure out how to refashion or alter a shirt into a cute nursing top. I have a little bit of sewing experience but no idea how to design a cute nursing top. Do you know of any places I could find a tutorial or could you post one? By the way I love your blog.

  17. Shey says:

    wow, impressive refashion! =D

  18. Betty says:

    What an interesting blog! You are so talented and creative. Original ideas are hard to come by, but this certainly is one. Your tutorial was so easy to follow and understand. Great post!!

  19. Wow, that’s so clever! Awesome tutorial, too!

  20. Tracy says:

    Wow – super impressive!

  21. Your blog is my first exposure to refashion. What a great concept – and I love this shirt!

  22. I have only just found your blog and I can see I have a lot of reading ahead of me! I am always finding mens shirts in op-shops that I just love to see what I can do with them. I just have to try this idea it looks fab! Your tutorial is funky and easy to read. Great work!!

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  24. Nice! I love this one too!

  25. awesome shirt choice! it turned out sooo well! very creative! really like it!

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  27. i have had a shirt in my closet for about 4 years that was given to me as a gift. I love the fabric, but I don’t really like the style or fit. I am going to use this idea to recycle it! thank you for visiting my blog because that prompted me to visit your blog :) Now I’m going to make something out of that shirt that I’m actually going to wear!

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  31. bristolbelle says:

    I love how you’ve made this into an entirely different garment – it’s a great shape too.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    What does the back look like?

  35. Anonymous says:

    Bravissima! Complimenti.
    Un caro saluto.
    Rita

  36. Brittany says:

    That looks super cute!

  37. SANDY says:

    I just love all the things you do with re-designing clothes!!! It inspires me to sew, really! Im going out to buy my first sewing machine next week, and begin from literally ZERO know how!! But I am determined to start to sew beautiful clothes like you do!!!! Thank you for all your inspiring turtorials, they really help!

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