Shirt to sweatshirt

You could do this with any shirt, this is just a quick refashion. I remade this one before I started writing this blog, BUT I knew someone who had the same shirt, although this one is a smaller size. So I borrowed it to get the before images! I really like a mixture of prints and I thought this mix worked well together, however I’m not always a fan of shirts so I wore it for a while, then abandoned it in my wardrobe. Much later I decided to give it a remake. Here’s the original shirt.

Just because I do, I had been collecting striped ribbing, from sale vests and thrift shop finds, and I decided to replace the collar with one of these rib pieces. I removed the collar and lowered and reshaped the neckline. I removed the button stands and matched the pattern across the fronts as much as possible. I always remove and keep the buttons. As a shirt it was quite long on me so I straightened the hem, but I didn’t like this new hem edge, so I used a strip of viscose from a t-shirt from my recycling stash and added it on, pulling it slightly to form a plain band for the edge.

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I wear this refashioned top a lot, in fact it’s one of my favourites! For me, this sweatshirt is a far better piece of clothing! The black and white stripe rib seems to exaggerate the contrast of the black and white floral prints!

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12 thoughts on “Shirt to sweatshirt

      1. The bottom, yes, not the jacket though, so I will have to wear it with my beige “Motor City” jacket – another favourite! I will have the jacket finished this month though! So I could wear it New Years! We have had an illness in the family, so there has been lots of visiting and not much sewing – but things are looking up!

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