Be a Lady! Wear a Mans Shirt. ( D-I-Y for your E-Y-E)

“I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.” Warren Buffet

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.

The steps:

  1. Remove the  sleeves with a seam ripper, be careful not to rip into the shirt.
  2. Fold over the arm hole on each sleeve about 1/4 of an inch( or desired length) and pin around edge.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Leave about 1 3/4″ – 2 inches of extra fabric below the marking.  This is where you will cut the excess fabric off.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

 

 

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Sonia looking up

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Sonia Breezy

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.

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