I found this the other day op-shopping- $8.50 for a new men’s shirt. It still has threads at the edges of the cuffs, which would have disappeared with wear. I shop for thrifted shirts with my fingertips first, searching out the nicest cotton, then I find a pleasing pattern as well as a shirt with plenty of buttons. This one has very nice cuffs.
I need some help on the shirt front. (har) Since the sun came out in force, I like to throw on one of my Husband’s long-sleeved shirts for sun cover. Heavenly. He gets cranky about that, both me wearing his nice shirts and also the aesthetic of me in a man shirt with trousers. Apparently I’m a little more androgynous-vintage lately than intended.
The goal: re-fashion some men’s shirts (thrifted, not stolen from my Husband) into shirts I can comfortably (and stylishly) wear out and about. I must insist on long sleeves, having discovered how much better I feel covered up from the sun.
And the icing on the Men’s Shirt Re-fashioning cake:
I’m re-using the original collar and making long sleeves with a dart-fitted cap from Advance 2599. I’m a little unsure how some of my alteration and recon tactics might come out, here’s a peek:
Finished shirt (and pattern layout pictures) soon!