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How to give your old, stained but still favorite denim shirt a second chance to shine.
Perfect tutorial for all not so skillful DIYers among us. The uglier the stitching the cooler will your shirt look.

Posted by fashionrolla from Berlin, Berlin, Germany • Published See fashionrolla's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you will need...

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 2
    Step 2

    Prepare small denim pieces. I used an old jeans of mine.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 3
    Step 3

    With the pencil draw (not necessary perfect) ovals on the elbows.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put the denim piece inside the sleeve under the marked spot and pin it to the shirt.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the denim pieces onto the sleeve along the pencil line with simple running stitches.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn the sleeve inside out and secure the corners of the denim piece with pins as shown in the picture.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach the edges of the piece to the sleeve with hemming stitches.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn the sleeve inside out and cut out the oval spot.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now cut uneven holes across your shirt - front, back, shoulders. I had several stains in the front of my shirt, so I just cut them out. Additionally I've cut several rips on the shoulders, back, pockets and collar.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 10
    Step 10

    As you did by the elbows pin the denim pieces under the cut outs or rips and secure them with pins. Then sew along the rip-edges with running stitches or any stitches you think look the best. For my shirt I used running, double running and hemming stitches.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut off excess fabric around the stitching.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 12
    Step 12

    Here is the back view.

  • How to make a blouse. [Diy] Mended Denim Shirt à La Frankenstein Style - Step 13
    Step 13

    And the front view.

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