Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another refashion

One of my husbands never worn dress shirts was heading towards the recycling bin. I had to stop this from happening  since the fabric is very good quality. To make it wearable I had to alter it dramatically. The collar and cuffs were uncomfortable and white to booth.  Enter Pegs Pieces at Kirrawee, they have a fantastic range of patch work fabrics. I have already found a few nice pieces to spruce something else up so I headed that way again. After looking at umpteen matching colors I found the floral one reduced to $10.00 per mtr down from $24.00. It had my name on it and came home with me. The rest is pretty straight forward, cut of the collar and cuffs, plus 3/4 of the front. Used the blue left over front for new cuffs, part of the collar and faux plackets. I initially had another material I was going to use but after having basted the collar on I did not like it much. I am now happy with the more out there floral pattern on my country style blouse.  The picture of how the shirt looked in its original state was accidentally deleted by my husband. However I am sure you get the idea!
I came back from Switzerland last night. Some pics and  write up to follow sometimes!    


  1. Welcome home and great save on the shirt.

  2. Thanks Sharon, good to be home! Snow is nice but no snow is even better. Have not experienced winter for the last 35 years, so it was a bit of a shock to the system.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. welcome home! I've been offline for a few days so only just saw your post. We must catch up :^)
    Very clever reworking of the shirt..

  4. Hallo Therese,
    dass Hemd ist sehr schön geworden! Der bunte Blumenstoff passt sehr schön zu hellblau!
    Vielen Dank auch für Deinen lieben Kommentar bei mir, habe mich sehr darüber gefreut!

    Liebe Grüsse von Sabine

  5. Hallo Sabine, schoen von dir zu hoeren und auch freue mich immer sehr einen neuen "Follower" von meinem Blog zu haben.
    Schoenes Wochenende und bis zum naechsten Mal!