I got this men's shirt at a thrift store, thinking I'd try the dress thing that people have been doing. When I played around with it, it seemed better as a shirt. It is actually tan with a very small windowpane pattern in black and white. I've also grown fond of outlining my clothes in black. The bottom edge is as full as the original shirt was; I just took in the sides above the waist.
This top was a piece of unlined cotton (like an apron) that was styled to be some sort of hooded jacket. It would not keep anyone warm and just made no sense. I turned it into a casual jacket for work. Although it doesn't look like I did much, I had to remove the hood, the pocket, the zipper, and the elastic around the wrist, and I tighted up the sleeves and the sides, added darts, a full zipper, and some facings and trim to the collar (sort of).
In this outfit, the shorts used to be capris in a length that looked stupid, and the cardigan was long-sleeved and baggy. I added some trim to the cardigan but since it's the same color, you can't see it.
This top was too long and shapeless. I cut off the bottom and used it to make ties, and took it in a little along the sides. It was a polyester knit so I had to sew it with a strip of dissolvable stabilizer on the top AND bottom of the seam to keep it from stretching, using a zig-zag stitch. It worked well, but it was really hard to see what I was doing.
I cannot figure out how to make the pictures go side by side. It's not letting me pick them up and move them. Any suggestions?