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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!!!!!




You Will Need

Project Cost

  1. Step 1 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

  2. Step 2 2

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

  3. Step 3 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)

  4. Step 4 4

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

    You should have 2 rectangle shaped pieces as illustrated.

  5. Step 5 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.

  6. Step 6 6

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

  7. Step 7 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)

  8. Step 8 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.

  9. Step 9 9

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

  10. Step 10 10

    This gives you a dramatic flutter.

  11. Step 11 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.

  12. Step 12 12

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

  13. Step 13 13 can leave it plain and accessorize with a flower...

  14. Step 14 14

    Or even a belt

  15. Step 15 15

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

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And you're done!



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