This is probably my second favorite refashion. My same friend who gave me the jeans in the previous post also gave me two shirts like this:
The other shirt was identical to this only in a lighter blue. I forgot to take a before picture of the one I refashioned, but you get the idea. The blue one also had the same cool lining (just in blue). As you will see I made use of that as well. The two layers were connected, though, so you could not separate them without destroying the fabric.
Here is the finished result!
I used a lining for the top. I had some hemp linen on hand and used that. The piece across the midriff is also lined. I found that on the remanent rack at Joann and it suited it nicely. I used the inside lining of the mens shirt for accents on the sides and in little places to cover seams. I sewed the button holes closed and added the sleeve plackets in different places to hide seams or just add style. More details can be found on my blog.
I believe there are a few other refashions in the same post and also some of my newer bags. I don't sell my clothing, but I have a small business making bags, hence the name Sticky Genius.
Thank you again for including me and for giving me such a warm welcome. I hope you like my refashion!!