By time you read this, I’ll be here:
(Well, not that cottage exactly, but in fact, a better one!)
Every year, Jamie and I join some friends who rent out a massive 100-year old cottage on a beautiful lake. It’s my favourite part of the summer, even though it usually marks the transition into work and autumn. I’ll be in at school the day after I get back… but man, those three days at the cottage will be GREAT!
In preparation, I finally got around to refashioning a plaid shirt of Jamie’s. I’m really craving cosy clothes, and this was a cheap was to make myself something new!
Honest truth? It was so much harder than I expected! It always looks so easy when other people refashion menswear, but man, this was a challenge. I used body pieces from the Sewaholic Alma blouse, since I had them all traced out.. but decided not to do the vertical darts.
The thing is, Jamie is so tall that the original arm holes went way lower than I wanted my new ones to go. I ended up doing a ridiculous patch job in the underarm just to bring the armscye up higher!
I took the sleeves and sleeve cuffs in, and did a terrible botch job recutting and insetting the sleeve… and somehow the horizontal darts ended up at my waist! Ummm, shapely!
But damnit, it’s comfy, it’s cosy, and I’m excited to lounge on the dock in my brand new plaid!
Have you ever refashioned a men’s shirt? How did you find the experience?