I found this shirt in my pile of 'old stuff to repurpose'. Although it's difficult to tell from these amazing pictures I took, it is brown ribbing with an embroidery/sequin/beaded collar.
The beading caught my eye right away. I knew it would be great on a headband - I've seen some awesome vintage-inspired headbands on Pinterest just like this.
The first thing I had to do was actually make the headband. I went with a super duper easy and stylish pattern for a turban-style headband from Honeybee Vintage.
My headband turned out a little something like this...
After the headband was made, I (very carefully) removed half of the collar from the top of the shirt. I decided to use only half of the collar because the whole collar was an odd shape and it was a bit too long to wrap around the headband.
I pinned the collar onto the headband - placing it over the seam and not over the area where the band is twisted (the twisted part will go towards the back of the head). I only sewed each end of the collar to allow for stretching of the headband.
Here's the finished product.
I snapped a few different angles...
I think this would have been a little nicer with a thinner band (maybe just an elastic) or one that ties at the back of the head. I still have half of the shirt left, so I may fiddler around and see what I can come up with!
So that's it. My This From That series is officially back up and running. I have two garbage bags, one Rubbermaid tub and one dresser FULL of old clothes and materials begging to be used. Until next week...
Thanks for reading :D