I've been wanting to refashion men's shirts for some time. I have some very pretty ones that I just can't bring myself to cut into. So I got this one as a practice shirt for a couple dollars at the local thrift store.
Yikes my hands look like I'm a ghoul. See what happens if you don't have a dishwasher! Anyway the problem with a practice shirt is its not very inspiring.
I cut off the collar, making a scoop neck, and took it in at the bust. I tried to put darts 3 times but it never came out right, so I gave up and took in the shoulders at the top to make the armholes smaller. Then I cut smaller armholes out of the sleeves, and cut off the cuffs.
Here it is with the neckline unscooped because I raised the shoulders.
I thought about leaving it long as a tunic, but it looks like scrubs to me. So I cut it short.
I cut the sleeves to 3/4 length, and the button worked out perfectly.
I think its ok, but I don't love it. I'm going to do the next one with the buttons down the front.
Thanks for looking.