White Shirt Refashion

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.
1 Material
1 Hour

Hello Readers. White button-down shirts are classic and always in style. But they are great for refashions too. This white shirt was a hand-me-down and the sleeves were a little long on me. It was the perfect item for a refashion project. Let's see what we can do with it.

Any button down shirt will work for this project. You want it to fit fairly well or you need to alter the size before you start this refashion. This refashion will change the look of the shirt but not the size.

I started by cutting off the sleeves. It is summer and I want short sleeves for this heat. I kept about 3 inches of sleeve to work with. 

I wanted to roll the sleeves up and keep them in that rolled position. I rolled the cut sleeve up a couple times and then stitched each sleeve roll down in a few places to keep it rolled. I just made a few stitches so the sleeve would stay rolled up.

I wanted to crop the shirt a little and add a waistband. You can choose any length you like. I wanted my shirt shorter but I also wanted to cover my tummy. I used this tan ribbon because it seemed to look good with the stripes of the shirt. I folded the ribbon ends and stitched them down so it would not fray. Then I used my sewing machine to attach the ribbon at the bottom of the shirt. I chose to cut off about 5 inches of shirt. You could make your new shirt to suit you.

The shirt fits great now. I noticed that the ribbon matched the ribbon I added to these jeans last year. That was just a coincidence but it made a great outfit.

Thanks for reading along, now go make a fun summer shirt for yourself.

Suggested materials:
  • Button-down   (On-hand)

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