The Sewing Workshop's Now and Zen pattern is my go-to for upcycling men's shirts. This was a size large man's camp shirt in a wonderful gray-blue linen. I included the hanger picture because it's the only one I could get that seemed to match my perception of the color.
|*wrong* way to use my seam ripper, though sometimes you just have to do it this way!|
|*correct* way to use the seam ripper, as I've learned lately. The red ball goes inside to prevent tears in the fabric.|
I had to use the original yoke pieces to create small wedges in the side seams. I created a V-neck line and did not use the collar at all. Yet.
I was able to cut the sleeves from the original sleeves. The Now and Zen pattern calls from long sleeves so I just used the cap of the sleeve.
I love making French seams with light-weight linen. It is so cooperative.
The side-seam wedge took some finagling and I'm still not completely happy.
|I used tape to mark the placement of the wedge in the side seam.|
|Just had to lower the pocket ( and put it on the new *right* side).|