Did you find a cute silk shirt at the thrift store you’d like to refashion? Alli of the now defunct One Pearl Button blog has your back!
How to refashion a silk shirt
What you’ll need:
Iit doesn’t get much easier than this one; all you’ll need is a button-up and some basic sewing supplies (you don’t even need a machine!)
Pick out a good Pandora station (I went with New Slang by The Shins).
Okay, I suppose this step is optional, but Step 2 can take a little while, so I recommend finding something to keep yourself entertained.
Chose which side of the shirt will be the front (I wanted mine to button up the back, so I reversed front and back), fold the front of your shirt in half with the shoulder seams lined up, and draw on a new neckline. I traced the neckline of another shirt to make it nice and easy.
Cut along your traced line.
Hem the raw edges. For the armholes, I simply folded the original seam allowance over once and stitched in place (no need to press!). For the neck hole, I hid the raw seam by folding over twice, pressed, and stitched. I’ve been on a hand sewing kick lately, so I did this by hand, but you could easily use a machine.