Shirt Remake

I have been attempting to phase normal business shirts out of my wardrobe, in favor of more comfortable attire, preferably things that feel like t-shirts, but look cute. I was inspired by another blog called “New Dress a Day”. The girl who writes it gets cheap dresses, and remakes them so they fit her. I have this one shirt that has adorable fabric, but the sleeves drive me nuts, so they had to go.

I forgot to take a before picture, but this gives you a good idea what it looked like. I folded the shirt in half and lined the sleeves up to make sure they were cut about even.

I folded the edges under, and sewed with a straight stitch. It’s a bit hard to see because I used white, specifically so it would blend in.

As I was sewing, I pulled the thread a little tight and gathered the sleeves. I was careful not to gather it too much. If I made it too tight the sleeves would just irritate me all over again.

Here’s the end result on my sleeves. I think they came out pretty cute, and a little fancier than with plain straight sewing. Also not too bad for my first attempt to alter my clothes. One thing I’d suggest, is to experiment with a shirt you like, and want to keep around, but not one that you like so much you’ll be upset if you inadvertently destroy it. I want to experiment with removing collars later at some point. Stay tuned!!

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October 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Arts and Crafts.

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