DIY: Boho Chic Cowgirl Shirt

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I love the Boho Chic look.

I was thrilled to find a HUGE sheer peasant shirt at the thrift store. I planned to channel my inner hippie and wear it proudly.

Well, perhaps it’s because I live in rural Eastern Oregon, or perhaps it’s because I’m short, or perhaps it was just too big, but it seemed to literally swallow me up. It did nothing to flatter my figure. I disappointedly folded it up along with my flower child dreams and put it away for awhile.

Then along came this large men’s denim cowboy shirt. Talk about opposites attracting.

I just knew these two shirts had to be together somehow.

I got right to work wrangling the shirts to try and create something more wearable around these parts.

Here’s how:

First, cut off the sleeves and 3/4″ under the pockets. Cut along the button placket leaving 3/4″ along each side.

Cut off the bottom of the shirt right under the arms.

Cut up the middle front of the shirt.

Using the largest stitch on your machine, baste across the top of the shirt.

Pull on the bobbin thread to gather the shirt to fit the raw edge of the denim shirt.

With right sides together, pin and sew the raw edges of each shirt, leaving 4 inches under each armhole.

On each raw edge of the center front, press 1/4 inch under twice and stitch.

Fold over, pin and sew along each button placket.

Press and fold over 1/4 inch twice on each armhole and stitch.

Bring on the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show.


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