DIY: A Chambray Denim Shirt

by - 02 June

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I bought this shirt a couple of years ago, and since I have been loving the top-button-done-up and denim trend all season I decided to give this shirt discreet ones. Instead of sewing on a the spare button I got with this I used a metal hook so that it doesn't cause much damage or look like there was a button there once before if I ever decide to remove them in future. I usually wore this with vest tops underneath and all buttons open, but now I'm going to try to pull this off on its own.

If you have a similar shirt , you could try this too...

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I put on the hook on the inside of the right inside of the collar.

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When stitching on the hook on the inside of the collar you should always make sure to not let the stitching reach through all layers of the fabric or you'd be left with a visible knot!

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Instead of using the metal one, I decided to make my own thread hoop for the hook to clasp onto. This should be done on the outside of the left side of the collar.

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If you ever want to do this, you should make sure your thread hoop is very strong. And this stitching helped me achieve this...

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I did the same again halfway down from the collar and the next button...

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To figure out how far you should do this you can either measure or do what I did...

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...fold it in half by putting the hook against the next button-hole. If this picture isn't clear...

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And here's how it looks all buttoned and hooked up...

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Style Tip: Since this shirt is very long on me, almost reaching my knees, if you have a similar one you could wear it on its own teamed with a pair of bright statement heels.


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1 comments

  1. Your BIG FAN! :)June 03, 2012 1:48 am

    one word WOW! I am amazed of your fashion sense and the creative talent. You really should be a fashion stylist. Trend creator

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