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Huge shirt to just the right amount of flirty
Find a big 'ol button down shirt and transform it into a just the right amount of flirty shirt.

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  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a big button down shirt with a fabric and pattern you like.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the collar and the sleeves.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure and mark the distance from your shoulder to your waist add a half inch seam allowance.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the marks to cut your new waistline.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin, sew and trim the sides to fit.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add 1/2 inch darts to the bodice front and back.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Trim the sides of the bottom of the shirt to fit.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Right sides together, pin and sew the new side seams.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use the longest machine stitch to baste around the top of the bottom portion of the shirt.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pull the bobbin thread to gather bottom portion of the shirt. With right sides together, pin and sew the bottom portion of the shirt to the bodice, matching sides and centers.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut open the tops of the sleeves.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Press the raw edges under twice and stitch on each side.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut off the top of the sleeve. With right sides together, pin and sew the sleeve back into the armhole with the slit on top.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut the newly desired neckline.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Fold under the neckline raw edges twice, press and stitch.

  • How to make a shirt. Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now you've got a flirty new shirt. Have fun!!
    For more refashion inspiration and tutorials, head on over to The Renegade Seamstress
    www.chicenvelopements.wordpress.com
    I'd love to get to know you!
    Beth

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