Presenting my men's dress shirt remake--Shirt to high waist pants with button placket on the side, with a bonus women's shirt remake as well.
I love how these turned out and how stylish they look. Sophia wasn't too keen on tucking in her shirt so that you could see the details.
It all started with this shirt. I scored this shirt at Goodwill, on their half price Saturday and it still had the tags on. Plus it was the color I wanted and XL!
I knew I wanted to try something different and out of the box by turning these into pants. I originally thought I would only be able to get capris because of length issues, but I got lucky and was even able to use the original hem for the bottom of the pants.
I simply centered my altered pattern piece from my go to pajamas pattern (I made it skinnier because I wanted a flat waistband not gathered/elastic) and cut the legs from the front and back of the shirt. I did have to do some unpicking of the pleat in the back. Then I cut the waistband from the extra fabric and added the tab by picking off one of the sleeve cuffs.
The brown buttons it originally came with weren't doing anything for me either, so I switched them out for the white ones.
As for the shirt, it was a remake of this one, which I think I bought post baby a while back. I liked the fabric (light airy cotton), but didn't like the fit, so I've hung on to it waiting to be inspired.
It became this shirt. I cut it down to Sophia's size, saving the eyelet trim from the bottom and then gathering it for a little ruffle on her shirt. The sleeves I kept the same fullness and gathered them on as well to give them a little something.
Just a couple more pictures (I'm learning to include some extras in order to get a good one to crop for the linky party). Finally some sunshine!
My favorite one, not because you can see the outfit well, but because you can see Sophia well.