So, I have been on this re-do, up-cycle kick. Recently, I have been remaking old sloppy shirts into ones that fit me just right! Here is an example of a shirt I recently remade.
|multicolor plaid front|
|multicolor plaid back|
This shirt had some good bones, the collar and front tucks were a step in the right direction. I removed the sleeves and cut out the excess on the sides. I then took the tucks that were already there and took them all the way down, front and back.
|Shirt back, tucks running the length.|
To give the shirt more interest, I made the tucks in the front into Mexican tucks. (Which means the are sewn opposite to give a wavy illusion to the fabric).
After that was done, I cut off the sleeves to make them short, but I retained the cuff. Why do more work than necessary. I finished all of the seams and tacked down the collar.
I wear this one all the time now.