Thursday, 24 March 2011

My Creative Space - Refashion: Men's Business Shirt to LIttle Man's Sunday Best

All through my teens and early twenties (when I had mum's sewing machine handy) I was always into refashioning garments. I remember with fondness walking out of a Trift store on countless occasions, bags in hand that would cost approximately $1 NZD each. Oh the Good Ole Days eh?

The best I can do nowadays is £3-£4 per second-hand item which is actually quite good buying yeah innit.

This week I splashed out and spent a few quid on some business shirts with the view of refashioning them into little guy shirts for my boys. I didn't have a pattern so just traced around an existing shirt for the sleeves, shirt front and shirt back and used the existing collar and cuffs (although I reduced them in size to fit).

And this is the result - a Sunday Best Shirt for Beni-Boo:
I wanted to photograph him modelling it but because of this...
...I was unable to fit his hand through the sleeve... oh well, I'm sure you can agree with me that it will look SUPER CUTE on him!

And now to make some ties and bow-ties to team up with the shirt - now THAT will be cute!!

Linking up with My Creative Space at kootoyoo here.


  1. I love it! Such a cute shirt, and idea!

  2. It's going to look soooooooooooooo cute!

  3. You are SO clever. I am in awe of people like you (who can use sewing machines and whip up gorgeous clothes...not to mention be an all-round awesome person and fantastic mama!).

  4. You've done a great job, it is super cute.

  5. Well done - it looks wonderful!

  6. You are way too talented.


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