|jeans: old navy // wedges: target (old)|
- T-shirt (I used this men’s one from Target)
- 3/4 yards of fabric (silk, jersey knit, polyester, or cotton all are fine)
- matching thread
Step 1. Cut off the neckline ribbing, cutting your neckline into a scoop if it was formerly a v-neck. Discard ribbing.
Next, cut off the sleeves, which you’ll need to keep. Then cut the sides of the shirt from hemline to armpit, and finally cut the back part of the shirt off about eight inches below the neckline.
Step 2. If you’re using a mens shirt, the shoulders are probably going to be too wide for you, so trim them down as much as needed. I made mine about 4 inches wide, as seen below.
Also, if the sleeve opening is too big, raise the shoulder by taking in a few inches on each shoulder, as seen below.
Step 4. Cut a long strip of fabric (wide enough to go across the entire width of the shirt and several inches longer than your front hem) and with right sides together, attach to the back of the shirt. Add a little pleat in the middle, if desired.
Here’s a little closeup of the pleat.
After it’s attached, turn it right side out and iron the neckline flat, and then sew around the entire neckline with a wide straight stitch to hold the lining in place, as seen below.
Step 7. Next it’s time for the pocket. Cut a square out of your contrasting fabric and hem on all sides, then pin to your shirt and sew sew around all the sides except the top with a straight stitch.