refashion · sewing

Flannel Shirt Refashion

Sometime last year my mom went through my dad's closet, leaving a pile of clothing for future refashions. This shirt caught my eye and I kept it in my stash for a rainy day. Well, yesterday was quite a rainy day.

I was watching an episode of Rosanne a few weeks ago and Rosanne was wearing a plaid shirt with a zipper top and it intrigued me. It looked casual but super cozy and I knew this could make a cool refashion project. So out came that old shirt!

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

This is what I started with.

First step was to take off the collar and cut the front facings off. At this point I should have sewn the zipper in, but no, I didn't. I started taking the sides in next. Because my front was left open, it was difficult to take this top in.

I put the shirt on inside out and made a guestimate of how much to take in. I did this about 4 times before I finally got a good fit. I measured the amount taken off then did the same to the other side. What I should have done was insert the zipper first then alter the fit on my dress form.

After that process, I hemmed and bottom and the sleeves, then inserted the zipper.

The last detail I wanted to do was change the pocket location. I ripped the pockets from the top and sewed them onto the bottom. This is the final product!

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

I'm not looking forward to the cold weather coming in, but at least I'll be warm!

  flannel shirt refashion- mini pip

2 thoughts on “Flannel Shirt Refashion

  1. Hi! This is a great refashion!
    As part of my December column about sewing trends for Sew, Mama, Sew!, I’d love to share one of your projects. I will share one photo and link to both your project and your main blog address. (you can see past trends posts here: http://www.sewmamasew.com/?s=sewing+trends )
    The post is scheduled for December 19th. As per my agreement with SMS i do need your express permission to use one of your photos, so if you’d like to be included, please respond ASAP.
    thank you!! Kelley

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