Friday, 20 July 2012

Refashion Friday Inspiration: Sailor Collar T-shirt


This week's Refashion Friday inspiration comes from a look that's close to my heart: nautical! This sailor collar top was created using two second-hand men's white T-shirts and one second-hand checked shirt. One of the white T-shirts was re-cut to form the front and back body pieces, and incorporated the original hem. The second T-shirt was used to cut out the sleeves, also using the existing hem. 


I took the collar pattern from this vintage 1960s Simplicity pattern. Stripey fabric would also have given a suitably sea-worthy effect. The front and back pieces of the vintage sewing pattern were used as a guide to determine the neckline shape required to fit the collar piece. I made a centre front seam in this T-shirt to make the application of the collar quick and easy.


A contrast ribbon adds an extra pop of colour. A few gold buttons would also have been cute. 


17 comments:

Kirsty said...

I couldn't love this anymore!!! So great.

MrsC said...

Adorable!!!!

Becky said...

That looks so cute! Such a great idea for the checked collar.

Becky
xx

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Anna | Mormor hade stil said...

I love it! I'm in the midst of refashioning some of my own old clothes making new versions for my kids. This would be great for my daughter.

Shirley Ann said...

What a great idea!

futurenakano said...

One of the best re-fashions you've done! SO LOVELY!

Tilly said...

Cuteness! You promise to wear it with knee-high socks, right? xx

Make It Happen Mama said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I'm definitely pinning this on my project inspiration board. Thank you for sharing! :-)

quietandsmalladventures said...

OMG! i totally had a sailor romper just like the white one on that pattern envelop as a small child, except it zipped up the front! i love that you used that as the inspiration for the shirt, your endless inspiration is amazing!!

Lynn said...

What a great idea! I have never envisioned a sailor collar in plaid but it really works.

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