You can do this with any men’s dress shirt! Any one! Here’s how:
First things first, cut your shirt up along the seamlines. You only really need to cut the sides seams, the shoulder seams and the armhole seams. Keep your collar intact, because we’ll use it later!
Now just use your shirt pieces to cut out your pattern pieces.
For the front and back, fold the shirt piece in half, matching the sides to each other.
Then cut it out! You’ll notice that my pattern piece is a little too big for this pattern, so I just adjusted the side seams a little.
Cut out your sleeves from your existing sleeves and keep the scraps!
The front placket decoration is made by layering cut out circles folded in half on top of each other.
Top stitch 1/8″ from the button placket to keep the circles in place. These will fray a little later. Chambray is really pretty when it frays!
Cut your collar in half. Pin each collar piece to the front portion. The collar should be on top of the wrong side of the fabric. Sew it in place at 1/4″ and flip the collar over.
This will finish your seam for you! You can understitch and press to keep it in place.
I used the yoke as part of my back piece. I faced it with designer cotton.
Now sew your front to your back at the shoulder seams. Sew in your sleeves and finish the hems!
Done! I kept the W on there. Whatever.