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a celeb inspired refashion...
As the theme of my first Thrift Style Thursday post was 'celeb-inspired' I just had to re-create the plaid cowl shirt I spotted Jessica Alba wearing...and my lovelies…here’s how you can make one too!

Posted by Confessions of a Refashionista from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Confessions of a Refashionista's 66 projects »
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  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 1
    Step 1

    Snag a too-big-for-you flannel lumberjack shirt & some chopped long sleeves

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 2
    Step 2

    chop off the neckline starting just below the second button from the top, curving up to the shoulder & then just under the collar seam around the back & down to the front

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 3
    Step 3

    slice off the sleeves just below the shoulder

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 4
    Step 4

    chop each sleeve open along the seam

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 5
    Step 5

    put one sleeve on top of the other right sides facing & stitch the sides together to form a tube

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 6
    Step 6

    pop the new cowl (a.k.a: sleeve tube) into the neckline of the shirt with the wrong side of the cowl facing the right side of the shirt & stitch together (this ensures that the new collar will be right side out when folded down)

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 7
    Step 7

    zigzag over the outside seam for extra strength

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 8
    Step 8

    and you’ll have something similar to the pic…

    onto the new sleeves:

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 9
    Step 9

    pop those chopped long sleeves over the remains of the shirt arms right sides facing

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 10
    Step 10

    stitch together...

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 11
    Step 11

    throw it over a t-shirt, leggings & biker boots, fold down the cowl-y collar & head out!

    *quick tip: if your cowl just will not sit right simply stitch it down in the position you prefer

  • How to make a button-up top. A Cowled Lumberjack - Step 12
    Step 12

    ...and then go make one for the stylin' dude in your life!

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