The Quilter: Quilting with Malke

Repurposed Dress Shirt

Posted on: July 12, 2010

The recycler has struck again!  This time it’s a shirt she made for Tully out of one of her old ones.  I still can’t figure out how she did the sizing, but I guess if there is a will there is a way.  And he’s so cute it doesn’t matter what he has on anyway… I’m an unbiased granma you realize😉

Repurposed Shirt

“A shirt I made for T. out of a shirt of mine that I hardly ever wore. I copied the basic shape from a shirt of his, though since I cut it a wee bit too short I had to add the “onsie” bit to it. Now the problem is that the white from the onsie shows up over his pants when he moves too much, so I made him a belt and hopefully that will do the trick.”

Repurposed Shirt Collar

“My next mistake, though it ended up giving more character to the shirt, was that I cut the collar too short for the neck hole… I had to add the piece with the button that you see. But I do like the way it came out! However, life would be so much easier with out having to constantly fix mistakes! Do it right the first time!!”

Repurposed Shirt- Modeled

2 Responses to "Repurposed Dress Shirt"

Really cute also!! I have a raincoat that I don’t wear anymore that I want to resize it for my 12 yr old. I’m afraid though that once I actually do it and finish it, she’ll have outgrown it.

Pssst, you can always make it a little bigger, so she can grow in to it, no? You can have the sleeves able to fold up or down, and it could be a longer coat first, then a car-length coat….
Let us know how it goes!

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