This is another one of my hubby's dress shirt that he put out to disposed off.
(( Oh no way! )) Not a Perry Ellis shirt. Apparently he was able to wear it once to a fiesta, and he looked fantastic. I washed it and it shrunk, (he claims). I thought that was my line, but now he is using it too. I simply believe he enjoyed some extra helpings on his plate (one too many times).
Here is a brief description on how I refashioned it for myself.
The original shirt was beautiful, but sleeves were too long and I wanted to add a feminine touch.
|Sleeves had to go|
|Opened the back yokes and added pleats (one on each side)|
|Sew on bias trim to armholes then fold in, press and top stitch|
|Mark your waist and cut approx 2 inches below mark|
|Add darts to bottom of front shirt, both sides of front and hem|
|Fold sleeves in half and cut to ties. Turn inside out, top stitch and attach to shirt front.|
Note: Armholes are large so you would want to wear a camy under the shirt.
Add trim or lace around the armholes and to the top of pocket.
If I were to make another one like this, I would cut the front a little bit longer.
It is a little to short for my liking.
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