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Upcycled Clothes from Free Stuff: Men’s Shirts

Upcycled Clothes from Free Stuff: Men’s Shirts

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Hi Crafters! 🙂 It is TIME for a spring upcycling project! I have the perfect candidates in mind… two men’s shirts that I got for FREE! While I love the fabric, length, and detailing on both of these shirts, they need to be refashioned before they can work well for me. Time to get our upcycling/refashioning/recycling brains to work!

My vision for the black shirt started with cutting off the top of the shirt and collar. I wanted to raise the shoulders a bit while creating an elastic, peasant-style neckline. (I used wide single-fold bias tape to make the channel for the elastic.) In the end, the raised neck raised the underarm seam a bit too high for me, so I chopped off the sleeves along with a tab of the under arm area too.

I hemmed the new short sleeves and viola! A flutter sleeve tunic!

My “upcycle” of the pink shirt was one of the easiest ever… Seriously, I didn’t cut a thing! Since I didn’t like the high collar and longish sleeves, I experimented with rolling them up or down. I pinned them in place then tried the shirt on. After some tweaking, I hand-sewed the collar and sleeve cuffs in place!

Time to style those upcycled shirt for spring weather!

You can check out the whole project in our new video! 🙂 Enjoy, and stay crafty, Everyone!

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