I bought an interesting Ralph Lauren man's shirt at a thrift store. I liked it because it combined plaid with southwestern motifs. Unfortunately, it didn't close around me, so I had to enlarge it besides restyling it.
I cut out a 3" strip from the middle back of the shirt (about 3/4 of the way) and inserted an 8" piece of black fabric with embroidery on it in complementary colors. After I tried the shirt on again I thought that the addition looked too jarring. It needed to mesh with the rest of the shirt more. So I appliqued the pieces that I had removed back onto the fabric insertion.
|restyling the back of the shirt|
Of course, then the front needed something more. I added more black lace above the pockets.
|Before - front|
|Before - back|