Recently my grandfather passed. He was a man of few words; but who I knew loved my sister and I so much and wanted nothing but for us to be happy. My memories of him will always be that of a tall man, wearing flannel shirts, who loved dogs and loved my grandmother dearly. So while I was helping my grandmother clean out their apartment I grabbed a few of his flannel shirts as a reminder of him. Although they were extremely large for me, I thought they'd make great lounge wear or as cover ups at work when I was doing dirty work. Then recently, with my love for refashioning items I already owned, I began contemplating making some of his flannel shirts into something I could get more use out of. I came across this blog to Refashion a Man's Shirt.
So I started with this XL flannel shirt.
Here are my three pieces...I've created the casing on the main body, cut the sleeves down for the ruffle and still have a decent amount of fabric left in the top half of the shirt.
I used some of the extra fabric from the top half to create a halter strap...I have a hard time wearing strapless tops, I guess its a weird fear that it might slip down.
I pulled most of the gathered fabric into the back to give it a fun ruffled tail effect. I also used some of the extra fabric to create a bow for my hair. I did put the elastic in the waist, so I could wear it with out the belt and still have a nice cinched waist.
This was a really fun, easy and quick project that I didn't have to spend a dime on since I already had all the supplies needed in my stash. Plus I can now wear this flannel shirt more often as a nice little reminder of my grandfather.