How to Turn a Man's Shirt Into a Woman's Shirt

After much frustration with not finding a long enough button down collared shirt I could wear to work without having to re-tuck it every 5 minutes. Ugh! I took matters into my own hands!

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Regular men's shirt.

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Big. No shape. Not cute and/or flattering.

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My pink shirt that in using here so that it's easier to see in the pictures. Instead of white on white.

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Fits nice. I'm also using this to show you the way I want the men's shirt to fit.

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This is my only white shirt. See how it un tucks? Yes I do raise my hands over me head at work. I also file stuff so after I'm crouched down and then stand up. Re-tuck.

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Pink shirt= My shirt. I like the cut. Not long enough. White shirt= Man shirt I bought at the thrift store.

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Ok. First turn both shirts inside out. Flatten & smooth out the sleeves. Making sure the seams are both at the "bottom."

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Line up the shirts at the "wrists."

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Make sure they are lined up at the top as well as the wrists.

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Place your right hand flat near the shoulder area & hold it down.

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With your right hand still there. Use your left hand to "throw" the rest of the shirt over your right hand and expose the seam of the pink shirt.

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Trace the seam of the pink shirt. If you have a different color shirt you can use a pen or color pencil.

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Keep tracing the sleeve all the way to the wrist.

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We are NOT going to cut off the cuff. So draw the line to about where you see my finger.

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This is what it should look like.

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Remove pink shirt. Make sure both sleeves are smooth and flat.

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Pin the sleeves together at the seam.

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Make sure the sleeves are matched up at the armpit.

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This is what it should look like.

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Before you cut!! pin the sleeves together on the other side of the pencil line!! Remember that you must leave 1/2 inch for seam allowance. Then cut it!!

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Next! Your shirt should still be folded like this. Make sure it is smoothed out.

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Pull the sleeves inward to expose the armholes.

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Smooth out the shirt and line it up along the buttons. Make sure that shoulders are lined up too!

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Trace the edge of the pink shirt. Along the seam from under the armpit down.

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I like the width of this white shirt. So I'm not going to draw the line straight down. But to the existing seam.

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I added this after I cut it because I forgot to take a pic. But. This is what I mean about not cutting all the way down.

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This is what it looks like after you sew it. See how the side blends smoothly with the "non-cut" part?

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Ok. Back to work!! Remember to leave a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Cut from the bottom up. Remember it's from the bottom/side.

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Stop at the armpit!

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Cut the "sleeves" off along the inner edge. But slip your scissors in between the front & back to follow the edge better.

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Then you pin the top right at the collars.

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I JUST realized I forgot a picture. Oops! After pinning collars. You firmly tuck the pink sleeve in & as best as you can pull the seam out & pin it via along seams. Then trace it.

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This is what it looks like after all the cutting.

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See the sides together.

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See the sleeves closed.

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Turn the sleeves right side out.

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Pin the sleeves to the shirt. Line up the seams. Start pinning around. Then sew the sleeves on!

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Voila!! Did you notice I unstitched the pockets?!

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No UN-TUCKING!! Yay!

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Sexy!! I know!! Lol. JK. But please. Tell me how clear or confusing this is/was?

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