Recycled shirt and short set

Project Description

What are you most proud of? recycling What advice would you give someone starting this project? Reusing the front band complete with buttons and button holes from the original shirt saves alot of time - I buttoned the shirt fronts together the wrong way (so they lay flat together) and cut out both at the same time to ensure the buttons and button holes would line up on the new shirt.

What you will need

  • Two shirts from a thrift store.

Q&A with zinc6

Davesmom asked:
I like the way you think. What a wonderful way to sew! Great shirt.
zinc6 answered:
NellyJane asked:
Wow! Great bit of recycling and a lovely looking outfit for a little boy.
zinc6 answered:
Thank you
Bonheur asked:
Very nice and a great project.
zinc6 answered:
Barbara_J asked:
Nice work. Which pattern did you use for your nephew's shirt? I intend to sew one for my cousin's son. He's 7. He's requested for a shirt with a dinosaurs! Boys!
zinc6 answered:
I used kwik sew 3079 but would not recommend this as it is for toddlers sizes 1-4 and the pattern dosn't include a collar band - I drafted a patter piece for this myself. I think that any boys shirt pattern that has the same elements as the shirt Pam teaches should work fine.
Pam Howard asked:
Hi, Very clever use of materials to be able to save time! Great job on your construction of the shirt and shorts. What a cute outfit for a cutie pie :-)) Can't wait to see more of your creations! Thanks, Pam
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Pam ... I have two more shirts waiting in the wings for pin fitting & completion.

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