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Learn to make an adorable shirt easy and cheap!
This shirt takes a few simple stitches, and it's done! You can make it longer for a tunic, or dress, and switch out the sash for lace or ribbon.. making this shirt super versatile!

Posted by Talk2thetrees from London, Ontario, Canada • Published See Talk2thetrees's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Like I said in my first tutorial, I don't measure, but this part is pretty simple.
    I hold the fabric over my torso, until it reaches my sides,
    I add an inch or so, then cut!
    You will need to make two of these. (Front and Back)
    It's okay if you make them a little too big, the shirt is supposed to be a bit baggy.
    Plus you can always take the shirt in later.
    The long skinny, wavy piece above is for the sash.. we'll worry about that later.

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, you are going to sew up the sides.
    Don't go all the way up,
    You need to leave room for the sleeves and arms!

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, is hemming up the arm holes.
    You are going to want to take the parts where you didn't sew together,
    Fold it a little and sew.
    Make sure the shirt is inside out while you do this.
    This is what it should look like.

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pretty easy so far right?
    Well, you are almost done!

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next we are making the part that holds the sleeves.
    Fold where the red line is, and sew the folded part onto the shirt.
    Do that with both the front and the back.

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 6
    Step 6

    The illustrations no longer show the arms being hemmed.. So use your imagination. ;)
    It's just a guide to show you where stitches will be.

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Inside the shirt.

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, Hem up the bottom of the shirt!

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 9
    Step 9

    You are almost done!
    Now you add the sash or ribbon.

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 10
    Step 10

    You basically just feed the sash though one hole,
    then through the back, leaving the ribbon out a bit to make a sleeve.
    Gather the fabric along the sash, so it has a nice ruffle to it.

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 11
    Step 11

    And that's it!
    Tie a pretty bow on the side,
    or braid the excess fabric,
    you could even attach a cute pin over the bow!

  • How to make a blouse. How To Make An Easy And Versatile Shirt (For Cheap!) - Step 12
    Step 12

    If you don't know how to make a sash, don't fret.. It's easy!
    Cut a long strip of fabric, again, this is to your liking and size.
    sew the sides longways so you have a long tube.
    Turn it inside out, so the sewn part is hidden.
    (This part takes the longest.)
    Then hem up the short sides.

    (picture is of the sash being turned inside out)

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