I guess I wouldn’t classify this as a shirt per say, more of a jacket. Regardless, my daughter DJ loves it. I refashioned it for her out of a weird men’s shirt I found at a thrift store. I was looking for funky shirts to remake into dresses for the girls. I found the idea from some site I came across one day, and found it was pretty easy when I made a dress for Indigo out of an old western shirt. Once I got it home, I realized what a pain in the ass polyester was to sew; so I decided to take another tact.
Let me back up a second and explain my approach to sewing. When I decided to give it a try after not having done it since 7th grade home ec, my approach was “if I can rip apart and rebuild computer systems, I can figure out how to sew – how hard can it be.” First off, I am not patient. Something that is highly technical with lots of steps – not me. My first project was to make DJ a cloak for her Halloween costume. After cutting out all of the pieces, I decided some of the steps were unnecessary and sewed it together as I thought it should be done. It worked. Have I mentioned I don’t follow directions well?
Refashioning things is more my pace. It takes creativity and problem solving – two things I definitely have. I cannot claim responsibility for coming up with this jacket. I found the idea off of a webcast called Threadbanger. I followed the basic premise. Regardless of where the idea came from, DJ lives in the thing.