During my big spending spree at the Hospice shop recently, I got two men's shirts with the idea that I would upcycle them into a couple of work shirts for me. And I'm pleased to say that it went really well.
I used my trusty Simplicity 9502 pattern but this time I cut the front and back on the fold rather than having centre front and back seams. I wanted to keep the collar and placket intact, so I cut up the shirt's side seams, and placed the shoulder seams so that they would line up. Then I cut around the pattern pieces, but left the shoulders intact, so that the whole collar remained in one piece.
The cost of the top? 50c, and I've still got another shirt to make. What's your favourite upcycle? Have you tried adult garments before?