I love all these tops from Anthropologie. I also love that Western boots are coming back in! Anyhow, I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money on one of theses shirts because it’s a trendier item, so I decided to do a refashion and a tutorial for it!
Here is the shirt I started with. It’s a men’s J. Crew shirt.
I just used another shirt I had that I liked the fit of to cut out my desired shape.
Now take the original sleeves. We are going to gather them at the tops so they are puckered. I mark with pins where I want to gather them.
Now I ruffle them in my machine. Here’s how they look.
Pin the sleeves to the shirt’s arm holes, right sides of the fabric facing together.
Sew or serge them to the shirt. Here’s what you’ll have. It’s cute on it’s own just like this!
Fold them in half and iron them. Then sew them inside out. After sewing them, turn them rightside out.
Fold your sleeves up to the length where you want the pick up to be.
Pin the pick up inside the shirt and sew it in place.
Now measure where you want your button to be.
I got these awesome gentleman’s buttons and attached them per the instructions on the package.
Next you need to mark the pickup where you need to do a button hole. Then sew the buttohole on the pickup.
Here’s the shirt! What I love about it is that it’s a masculine print, but with the puckered sleeves, the pickup and the bright button, it become very feminine.
And the back. I’m working on another western refashion, too! I hope you enjoy this one!
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