This shirt belonged to my other half . It was made of lovely cotton fabric but the collar and cuffs were very worn. Usually I save things like that for patchwork but decided to have a go at turning it into a blouse for me with as little taking apart as possible.
I shortened the sleeves from the top and took in the sides, shaping them slightly as I went. I also shotened the body & made slits at the bottom so it would look better when worn over skirts & trousers.
I cut the collar off & cut the cuffs to half size. I added 1960s lace to the collar stand & cuffs to hide the fact that I couldn’t turn in the edges.
The shape still wasn’t right so I added a bust dart. This raised the length of the shirt a bit so I tucked the back to match the length & added shell buttons to make it a feature. The front & cuffs now have shell buttons too.
Do I wear it? Yes. I really like it. Would I do it again? Yes I would.