A couple of weeks ago I found this shirt buried deep inside a sprawling Brighton antique shop - a shapeless behemoth of a garment with an asphyxiating collar, but in an amazing apples and plums print that made my heart sing. While the randomness of vintage shopping hasn't agreed with me in the past, with my new sewing skills at the ready I snapped it up with the words "upcycle project!" ringing in my ears.
To make it more shapely, I took in the side seams and added bust darts and contour darts at the waist and back.
I cut the neckline into a more feminine v-shape and used the sleeve cuffs as the front collar! I also made some bias tape for a tie bow at the neckline.
[Soundtrack: 'Dry Grass and Shadows' by Alela Diane]