To tie in with www.makery.uk’s Refashioners Get Shirty challenge we thought we’d share some of our favourite reworked men’s shirt ideas to get you in the upcycling challenge mood! An array of bloggers will be taking The Refashioners challenge, including Lisa Comfort, Dixie DIY and Jenny Rushmore, but, as of this year, Makery.uk is opening the doors to all sewing lovers as well. All you need to do is upload your recycled shirts by 27th September via Instagram with the hashtags #therefashioners2015 to be in with a chance of winning over £600 of sewing goodies. For full details on how to enter, click here.
To get your winning projects started here are 12 ways to reimagine a basic shirt into a new thrifty fashionable creation. Men, beware, you may need to lock up your wardrobes!
1. Sloped back shirt
First up is Makery.uk’s first blogger submission from Ute Stampfer who has refashioned this casual cool asymmetrical short sleeve shirt for an effortlessly chic look.
2. Chinelo Bally’s sassy skirt
The Sewing Bee fashionista and freehand queen, Chinelo Bally, upcycled a men’s shirt for Sew Magazine into a tie up frilly skirt. We love the arms tied around to create this casual look.
4. Vest and shirt dress
If you’ve got a shirt with worn out elbows and sleeves, fear not, you can still rework it, like this, by adding an elasticated waistband and a vest for a flattering skirt or dress design.
7. Shirt cuff creations
These aren’t technically new outfits, but keep spare cuffs from other shirty projects, like the little girl’s dress, to make a thrifty phone case or these ingenious wine bottle holders. Add cufflinks as well and these would make a great gift for groomsmen for a wedding.
10. Short sleeved shirt dress
If you’ve got time, and two shirts to play with, try creating this short sleeved two-tone dress made from a blue and white shirt together. We love the addition of a softer rounded collar for a more feminine look.
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