This is quite simply, the biggest shirt I have ever seen. When I saw it, I bought it immediately. It’s got a massive 66″ chest and is described on the label as XXXL. I got this in the British Heart Foundation shop in Whitby and it cost £5.25.
Possibly the best feature of this is the collar – it’s huge! I wanted to turn this into my own version of the classic white blouse using the oversized collar as a bit of a design statement. It means I can wear it with all the buttons done up, but it’s not too uncomfortable. Brilliant!
Remaking this shirt was really, really easy.
Below you can see that it totally drowns my dressform.
I cut off the sleeves and took it in at the sides by the required amount.
I then trimmed around the armhole area and did a quick edge finish. You can just about see below that for the hem at the bottom, the front didn’t match the back. So I rounded the corner of the back off to keep a men’s tailoring vibe going on.
And here it is! So easy!
I think this works really well as a classic white blouse. It’s particularly good for layering! Which I need at the moment given the chilly weather we’ve been having. I put together this look for the office…
Here’s a pic of the shirt without the layering just to show you what the fit is like.
Perfect for some cheeky after work cocktails too!
What do you think, do you like the very large collar as a design feature, or is it a bit too… Harry Hill?
There’s only one way to find out!