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.