Refashion a Man’s Button Down Shirt for Day Five of Dress For Change Week

Well, here it is, Day Five of Dress For Change Week. So far not one of my students noticed that I was wearing the same skirt all week. Hmmmm…… makes one think.

Today, I’m wearing another quick and easy refashioned man’s shirt with my black skirt.

Refashion a man's shirt- flounce ruffle

I started with this shirt.

Refashion a man's shirt to a Flounce Ruffle

I cut off the sleeves very close to the stitching so I don’t have to hem and used them to cut out two flounce ruffles using my previous pattern.

Refashion a man's shirt to a Flounce Ruffle

After you cut them out, make one cut through each one to open it up. I then attached them to either side of the button placket like I did on this shirt, but instead of putting the  gathered edge along the placket, place the short edge (the inside edge) along the placket.

Upcycled white ruffle shirt

Upcycled white ruffle shirt

 Refashion a man's shirt to a Flounce Ruffle Refashion a Man's shirt to a Flounce Ruffle

The flounce ruffle is a completely different look from a gathered ruffle. I love how soft and feminine the shirt is now.

Here’s a recap of my outfits for Dress for Change Week:

  Dress for change week Dress for change week Dress for change week

Dress for change day four Refashion a man's shirt- flounce ruffle

After Tondra Denise read about Sheyanne’s project, it struck a nerve with her and she immediately signed up with her eight year old daughter to participate.

Tondra Tondra2

Check out her blog, Ordinary Moments…Extraordinary Memories, to see what inspired her and what she wore each day each day.

Thank you Tondra for participating.

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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28 Responses to Refashion a Man’s Button Down Shirt for Day Five of Dress For Change Week

  1. you’ve looked great and classy all week; and I really love the blouse today so I may stop at my favorite thrift store on my way home, then try out your tutorial )
    thanks so much for sharing!

  2. learningnewtricks says:

    Love the black ruffle shirt even more than the white, and I loved that one, too! Your black skirt is holding up nicely. You can hang it in the shower overnight to steam out any smells (smoke, etc.), then give it a light press in the morning to provide that nice crisp look.

  3. josepmbadia says:

    Another of your precious artworks. You’re fantastic, arranging clothes. The leaflets are beautiful invent. I think I see my mother work, a great seamstress, which made the dresses in jewelry. All proposals for the week are beautiful. I noticed the skirt, but I thought it was on purpose so that the shirts are more noticeable.

  4. Jo H. says:

    I love the drape of this ruffle. So many ideas from you! I’m thinking of how I might use this.

  5. Where were you when I tried making the flounce for the Kate Spade top?????? This refashion is darling!

  6. Great refashion! We had this garage sale today (and tomorrow) – a woman came in and her little girl wanted a blouse of mine but it was WAY too big. So, I told her about you and how you could make anything fit and she should visit your blog and then she COULD buy the blouse for her daughter. She just kept smiling, nodding her head, and………..backing away slowly! 🙂 hahaha!

  7. Sandy says:

    I love the blouse! The ruffle is so cute and looks so good on you. You and your black skirt have looked amazing all week! Congrats for sticking with your Dress for change commitment!
    Have a Great weekend!

  8. I’ve never tried that kind of ruffle. I really like the way it looks. Thanks for the great tutorial! I can’t wait to try one out for myself! 🙂

  9. Thank you for your kind words and inspiration. This project has really been an eye opener for me, and I have enjoyed reading your posts… Now, if I could just raid my hubby’s closest without him finding out!!

  10. CraftyStaci says:

    Love, love, love that ruffle! I’m completely jealous of the black and white gingham, too. I’ve been looking for one, but never thought to check the guys’ department! 🙂

  11. Leah Ashe says:

    Wow, you are an amazing creative talent! I have always loved vintage & second hand clothes, and have recently begun trying my hand at a few refashion projects here and there. I find your tutorials, and projects so inspiring, and do-able, and I want to say “Thank you!!!”, I really appreciate another who can help re-spark my creativity.

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