As a self-taught seamstress I’ve always loved the billow-y possibility of an old men’s oxford shirt. All the fine detailing of the buttons and sleeves is already manufactured, leaving the tailoring to me. I fell in love with the tie shirt trend this summer is bringing. I found a shirt at TJ Maxx that got some great attention on my Instagram &I was sure I could make with a little digging in my closet ! So save a shirt from the Goodwill bin of your spring savings, to sculpt a forgotten shirt into summer treasure!
- Old Mens Shirt (~One Size up in Mens)
- Button down shirt/shirt of your own for stencil
- Matching Thread
- Tape Measure
- Sewing Machine
step 1: Lay out and press your men’s shirt. You will be be using a women’s button down that fits you as a stencil – making sure to leave the front of the neckline slightly lower (as desired).