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For my first post, I’ll be refashioning this military shirt I bought from Scope in Barking. This is a genuine ex-military shirt in olive green and it cost me the princely sum of £2.
First thing to do is to cut off the sleeves. Simple enough! I cut them off to above the elbow and rolled the remainder up to the shoulder. I also shortened the length of the shirt by several inches and re-hemmed.
Next, some embellishment. I chose black sequins. The original plan was to add sequins covering the whole of both pocket flaps, but unfortunately there wasn’t time so I ended up with one row of sequins across each pocket. I also trimmed the epaulettes with some black ribbon.
To go with the outfit I chose a camel coloured jacket (large enough to wear as a coat) which I picked up in the PDSA charity shop, also in Barking, this time spending a massive £4.50. To bring it up to date I rolled up the sleeves and added a thin brown belt tied at the waist. To keep the belt in place when not wearing the coat, I added a couple of thread loops to act as belt loops. They were hardly structural but lasted the evening!
Here I am modelling my new outfit in my bedroom and later that evening in VisionsVideo Bar in Dalston….