“I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.”
A Note From Rags Revisited:
I’ve always been a fan of mens wear. I find the recent development of mens tailored boutiques, and brands exhilarating. In my opinion a woman exudes sexiness when she can effortlessly wardrobe an oversized men’s button down. I am not ashamed to admit I love a mans business blouse. Can I call it that? During one of my quest to find the perfect collar button down I stumbled upon two tuxedo shirts. A girl can never have too many white shirts, especially a girl like me. I couldn’t resist reworking one of the shirts into a sleeveless top for the summer, and the rest is his- story.
- Remove the sleeves with a seam ripper, be careful not to rip into the shirt.
- Fold over the arm hole on each sleeve about 1/4 of an inch( or desired length) and pin around edge.
- Sew the fold flat of 1/4 of an inch on each sleeve removing pins as you go. This will give your arm hole a neat finish so you don’t have frayed edges along your shirt.
- Mark the lower half of your button down to a desired length. ***Note: I chose to make the shirt hang just a little below my belly button.
- Leave about 1 3/4″ – 2 inches of extra fabric below the marking. This is where you will cut the excess fabric off.
- Fold and pin the bottom of the shirt making a 3/4 of an inch seam around the shirt. Proceed to sew the fold flat.
- Take the seam you just stitched and fold it about 1 inch around the shirt. Sew the seam again.
***Note: This will give the lower part of a your shirt a crisp and professional finish.
Details: Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, Reworked Tuxedo Shirt, GO International For Target, Guess Shoes.
Pictures were taken by the lovely Shanta Covington. Check out more of her work here.