I don’t know if any of you saw my outfit yesterday, but the giant lavender pajama shirt used to be a fitted dress shirt. About the time I realized how slovenly I looked, even while wearing a freshly ironed shirt, I decided that something must be done. My entire work wardrobe is too big, I guess I’ll have to shop. But while I’m waiting for a windfall of cash with which to do this shopping, I think I’ll do some recycle-sewing.
Last night, I turned a gigantic floral dress shirt into this, with a little help from some cotton allover eyelet. Next time I do this I’ll take before pictures I think. I love this pattern, it’s from Burdastyle which is an opensource pattern site, and it’s the “Susan” blouse, number 6001. The only thing I’d do different is make a separate buttonhole band, or even reuse the one from the first shirt so that the eyelets don’t make wonky buttonholes.