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A T-shirt Refashion
This refashion started out as an Anthro recreation. However, it went horribly wrong and I had to go in another direction.
I got some help from Nancy D (here on CO+K). I couldn't have done this without her help. So...thanks Nancy D for taking the time to explain the sleeves here's to you ;0)

So...I thought I'd share how I made this top with you all.
I look forward to see all of your fabulous versions!!!!!

Posted by Modesty Fashions from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States • Published See Modesty Fashions's 46 projects »
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  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need 2 t-shirts. One needs to be in your size. The other just depends on if you want really big flutter sleeves or not.

    Bigger shirt = bigger sleeves
    Smaller shirt = smaller sleeves

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Carefully remove the sleeves from the main top (the one you're going to wear).

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab your other top and cut just below the sleeves. Cut it straight across so all you have left is the bottom of the shirt.

    Sorry about the crappy paint illustration I didn't get a real picture of that step. Hey...make it work right :0)

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Separate the front and back pieces by opening the side seam.

    You should have 2 rectangle shaped pieces as illustrated.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut the bottom hem of your rectangle pieces off or hem the opposite side to match.

    Fold them in half (the long way) and cut it as illustrated.

    You should now have four long rectangles.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew two pieces end to end so you have two very long rectangles.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 7
    Step 7

    Grab your main t-shirt...

    With the right sides together, line the seam from one long strip up with the shoulder seam of your t-shirt.

    Pin all the way around...then sew.

    Do the same with the other side

    (these are your flutter sleeves)

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 8
    Step 8

    The underside of your sleeve should still be open.

    Lay the shirt flat and draw a diagonal line from the end of the sleeve to the armpit.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin in place and sew. Cut the excess fabric off.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 10
    Step 10

    This gives you a dramatic flutter.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 11
    Step 11

    Carefully remove the collar from the t-shirt

    Fold the collar in about 3/4 inch and press.

    Pin and sew the flap closed with a 1/4" seam allowance. Be sure to leave an opening for the elastic.

    Hook a safety pin onto the end of the elastic and run it through the opening of the shirt. Stitch in place and close the opening.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 12
    Step 12

    With your leftover fabric, you can add ruffles, flowers, yo-yo's and whatever else your heart desires.

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 13
    Step 13

    Or...you can leave it plain and accessorize with a flower...

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 14
    Step 14

    Or even a belt

  • How to make a blouse. Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top - Step 15
    Step 15

    Don't forget to post your version here!!!!!

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Maytag Suzanne
Maytag Suzanne · Rock Falls, Illinois, US · 21 projects

Fav'ing this great shirt! My daughter loves the full/flutter sleeve!

Thanks for sharing all the details and photos! Job well done!
Greetings from Illinois

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Opheliac
Opheliac · Long Valley, NJ, New Jersey

this is great! I'm pregnant and this will be a fab maternity shirt :)

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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects

this is great tut, love the sleeves.smile

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tinydancer
tinydancer

super cute. i bought a shirt JUST like this one at American Eagle and it was $40! well, now i can just make my own for a couple of bucks!

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