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Me Made: DIY Buffalo Plaid Shirt

This shirt has a story. I thrifted this XL short sleeve buffalo plaid button up shirt a couple of weeks ago. I was really drawn towards to large woven plaid. I knew I could refashion it. But I didn't realize how many refashions it would take.
I took the sides in multiple times. Redid the sleeves three times. Shortened the sleeves twice. Added elastic, took it off, added shirring, took off some of the shirring. Took off the collar, put the collar back on, took off the collar. And I hemmed the shirt hem once. I'm still debating taking out the shirring I left on the center back. I learned a lot about what I wanted out of this shirt. I found I wanted a semi-fitted, tunic length, short sleeve shirt for the summer.
I love wearing it and love the plaid. I'm planning on wearing it with shorts, leggings, and pencil skirts like here. (The pencil skirt is also a DIY, but I haven't blogged about it yet. One day.)


  1. I love it!! It's (finally) a perfect fit. Very cute and worth the work!

  2. It looks perfect and suits you so well!
    I have a yard sale find that I am working through a similar process with. It is starting to make me frustrated, but I don't want to give up on it yet! But I put it aside for a few days to hopefully go at it with fresh eyes.
    Love the skirt! It looks like one I saw at Costco yesterday. Way to go!


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