Wardrobe Ideas: Mens Shirt Face Lift

25 July 2012

If you're anything like me, I get bored of my wardrobe so often and this unhealthy attitude is a killer on the bank balance! Therefore, I've started recycling old items and giving them a much needed face lift!

I started with this old shirt which I actually used to sleep in! It was so long, I thought about turning into a kind of shirt dress, perfect for evenings out with the girlies or holidays with my vintage white shorts!

I started by cutting off the cuffs and sleeves - this is so I could create three quarter length, slightly gathered sleeves, which would make the shirt look more like a 'dress' rather than an over sized shirt. 
Gather the end of the cut off sleeve with a single thread, then sew the cuff of the shirt (which you have cut off earlier) back on. I'm not going into too much detail because this DIY project will totally depend on the size of the shirt etc, so you may need to play around with it a bit!

Then I pinned onto the front of the shirt two strips of vintage silk, once pinned, turn the edges under and sew.

Replace the buttons with something slightly more interesting to match the silk..

E Voila!!!

Jazzing up old items is a great way to revamp your wardrobe, little things which are easy to do like replacing buttons on shirts or jackets to dying jeans makes a big difference and will prologue your desire to whip out that credit card and attack the highstreet.. well at least for a week or so!!


  1. Cool idea! Love what you have done with the silk, where did you get it from?

  2. Love, love, love this idea! Thanks for sharing love :) May need to give it a go!



  3. Awesome! Such a fun idea - are you a designer by the way? this is a very unique idea!

    Liz x

    1. Hi Anon

      Haha no I'm not but thank you!! ;) Its fun you should definitely try it!

  4. This is really adorable look, dear~ I love the color and the way you styled up the whole outfit~!
    I saw your blog link at IFB forum for bloggers and found a lot of inspiring outfits and posts here in your blog~!,
    and I thought that it would be great to have so lovely girl among my followers and be your follower also~!
    Just join yours~!
    waiting for you in mine - hope we will be friends :)
    Nice blogging~!

    Olga / blogging from South Korea
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  5. I found your project on pinterest. Your blog is awesome, love it! I am your newest follower.

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