Hi everyone! I am a first-year fashion design major at the Parsons School for Design. I am currently enrolled in a sustainable systems class in which we had to prepare a DIY object tutorial made from a readily available waste stream. Inspired by a project I did at my high school, Design and Architecture Senior High, I went around to dry cleaners in my town of Cold Spring, NY and asked for dry cleaned men's shirts that had never been picked up. For this project, I recommend going to your local dry cleaners, thrift store, or raiding a closet to gather your shirts. Happy making!
In addition to the dress shirts, you will need a sewing machine, fabric scissors, and pins.
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Step 1: Cut and Rearrange the Dress Shirts
Step 2: Attach Back Panel and Yoke
Step 3: Attach Pocket
Step 4: Attach Cuffs to Sleeves
Step 5: Attach Shoulders
Step 6: Attach Sleeves to Shirt Panels
Step 7: Close Shirt and Sleeve Sides
Step 8: Hem the Bottom of the Shirt
Step 9: Enjoy Your Finished Patchwork Shirt!
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