• Sharon Prigan

Camo Crop Top

I was given a camo colored button down men's shirt - great quality in good condition but it had a number of oil stains on it.


I was loathe to cut it up for patchwork so after thinking about it for a bit and remembering that I had a few camo colored to shirts I decided to create another crop top or 2.



Stained collar
Stained collar

The first thing that I did was to remove the chest pocket.


Unpicking pocket
Unpicking pocket

I unpicked the seams, removed the pocket and threads and rubbed the holes that were in the fabric from the stitching. The rubbing pushes the fibres of the fabric together and gets rid of the stitching marks.


Smoothing fibres
smoothing fibres


I cut the pieces to shape and got to work


Stitching
Stitching

I created cuffs from the t shirt


t shirt cuffs
t shirt cuffs


My serger was already threaded with olive green thread so I used it to finish off the seams.



Serging seams
Serging seams


One of the shirts used parts of the original sleeves.



Olive green thread
Olive green thread

The first crop top with a reconstructed collar





And the second crop top with parts from a t shirt and parts of the men's button down shirt



T shirt crop top
T shirt crop top


Of course there were lots of remnants left over



camo and olive fabric remnants
camo and olive remnants


Which together with the shirt pocket became another pocket amulet






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