Friday, January 27, 2012

Sleeve Refashions

Do you have any shirts that you never wear? I liked this shirt last year but then it shrunk and the sleeves were way to short for my long arms. So I decided to cut the sleeves off and make something better out of it!
The sleeves on this shirt had nice serged edges at the seem that wouldn't fray, so I just cut around them and already had a nice finished edge.
Then I took the sleeves and cut the cuffs off of them.
Next I put one of the sleeves around the neck of the shirt and played with it until I got the look I wanted for the shirt. I gathered it in random places, folding and hiding the raw edges of the sleeves. Then I sewed the gathers in random spots to keep them in place. Here's what it looked like after sewing the first sleeve to it:
Then I took the second sleeve and did the same thing. This time I pinned it in place to make sure it would hold the right shape I wanted.

Here's the finished product:

Here's another one I did last summer. I actually found this shirt at the dollar store! It was a Hanes long sleeved T-shirt with sleeves that were to short for me. It was a little baggy on the sides so I took it in to make it fit better. Then I cut off the sleeves and sewed one of around the neck to add an embellishment. Sure adds a lot to a plain $1 T-shirt huh?

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  1. I especially like the green one. :)

  2. Ummm, I think I need some of your awesomeness to rub off on me! That green shirt is SO cute! I can't believe you redid it to look like that! I love it!

  3. that is super cute! Love it!!!