The stains on the front show that someone was a very hard worker. Now the back.....that is where the re purposing lies. Since I can't find my tailor's chalk, break out the kids' washable markers and start drawing!
The button placket resembled a bib, representing many meals, but the buttons underneath got cut out and used.
Salvaged some denim jeans to form the button placket, just need some holes. I like the stand collar look of the original shirt, so I kept that in mind when I cut out a new one; I saved the original label on the outside, used some baby novelty scraps for the inside.
Can you tell that I'm just making stuff up as I go along? There's a long term plan, but it's flexible. Note to self: pinning ultimately saves a lot of seam ripper action. I just get so excited to see the finished product that I try to skip pinning, then regret it and delay the moment when I get to hang it in the store! Made some sleeves from the original sleeves, just traced the arm hole and added a seam allowance.
Got to use the fancy schmancy font to embellish the pocket, much to my delight. Tags, and now it is