Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Re-fashion a 90's denim shirt

You know thrift shops are my go-to place for all of our clothing, right?  Well, sometimes I don't love what is offered, but I see the potential in it.  This shirt fit great, but I wanted a little edgier look.  

I cut through the hem of the sleeves as well as the collar.  I'm considering doing the hem at the bottom too, I like it so well.  The key is to wash it once after the cuts.  You'll have lots of clipping of long white threads after this first wash.  Once that is done it is ready to wear and looks better the more it gets worn.

My next idea is to buy a large man's denim shirt that is well worn and create some frayed short sleeves, and maybe tie it at the bottom...kind of like this:

(found on Pinterest)

Have you ever re-fashioned denim?  Would love to see or hear about your ideas.  There's nothing I like more than a well loved jean quilt :)!


  1. I love recycling denim and T's! This looks great! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. So I'm guessing this is Spam, since I'm about 20 years past my teens. But, thanks for stopping by, anyway :).

  3. I've always wanted to be brave enough to DIY clothes and refashion them. One of these days I'll work up the courage. GOod job!

  4. Love the Pinterest photo!

  5. Wow, thanks for inspiring me to look at thrift store clothes finds in a new way! :D

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