Vintage Re-Work - Men's Button Down Shirt

Would you believe this top is made from a men’s button down shirt? It’s true! It was an old shirt of Jeff’s that I reworked into this new peplum top.

To give some background on this top - Jeff can sometimes be a bit of a hoarder and reluctant to get rid of things he no longer uses or wears. This definitely extends to this closet. He had a number of button-down shirts that he hadn’t worn in years and at my behest, decided to donate them. Before the clothes made their way to the donate bin, I grabbed two gingham shirts, a green and a red, that I planned to play around with sewing-wise and see what I could create. The green top was the first one I used and decided to test out a peplum tank pattern with it…

The result was this green gingham peplum that is so super adorable. I used the front placket of the button-down for the center front of the top. The peplum is made from the sleeves, which were cut open, flattened out and joined together. I am so pleased with how this vintage re-work came out I will definitely be testing this method out again with some other mens shirts to post for SALE online With so much waste and overconsumption from the clothing industry, being able to make some fresh out of used items feels great and is a small contribution to being greener. I will be sharing more details when the re-worked tops are available for purchase!

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