At BlytheCon Europe (here with Taan, photos © supertaan on flickr) some of you asked me about my “cute dress” which was not a dress in fact but a plain black tee over a plain black skirt. The magic of the outfit was the selfmade Peter Pan collar and buttons I added to the shirt.
I am hooked on Tee refashioning at the mo and would like to share a few links and tipps how you can turn your own shirt into something special.
Here is how I added a Peter Pan collar to my plain tee
First I decided how deep I wanted the neckline (above right) to be and traced it with crayon onto my shirt to cut it out. Then I drafted a Peter Pan collar following the instructions on Gerties blog for better Sewing: Drafting a Peter Pan Collar, Part 1-3 for my new neckline on paper. After I was happy with its shape and size, I just cut the collar from fabric and added it to my shirt. Finally, with the three buttons from a thrift sale my tee looks like a totally different shirt – you see, easypeasy!
A full tutorial on how to add a Peter Pan Collar to a shirt you find on Made by Me.
After adding this shirt to my wardrobe I became hooked on refashioning and got more plain black tees to play with.
So far I finished this skirt/tee combination just using the leftover fabric of the skirt ot add yet another Peter Pan to the shirt plus I custom-made 3 fabric covered buttons to round the outfit up.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to find this beautiful vintage lace collar in a sewing supply shop here in Berlin called Stoff Etage and well yeah, I had nothing better to do than to add it right away to one of my plain shirts yesterday. Now I am wearing the shirt while typing this… heheee! It’s love, you know!
Next up is another shirt refashion inspired by Zoe of So, Zo… what do you know who provides a couple of cute ideas on refashioning shirts. It’s already in the making, seeeeee:
Can’t wait for this to be done!
Need more ideas to get started?
Have a crafty day!