I got a new sewing machine for Christmas. I was very excited as mine was on its last leg. I did a few refashioning projects over Christmas. This $2 very heavy and nice Ralph Lauren shirt was my first project. I forgot a before picture, but imagine your basic men's flannel shirt. (Ignore my "model" pose!)
I took off the collar, cut it apart and used it to make a ruffle up front. I sewed up the collar edge to make a madarin collar.
I also took in the side a bit and added a little elastic to the back. It was a fun first project!