Hi to all!! Last weekend Heather and I went on a shopping trip in Salt Lake since there is nothing to do in the small town in which we live. As I was browsing through some clothing I saw a cute shirt , it looked too easy to make and I just could not bring myself to buy it so I went home and got busy making it for myself. I took an old long sleeve shirt that I never liked much and made it new!!! And here is how I did it.
What You Need:
1: 1 Long Sleeve T-Shirt. (jersey knit)
4: Sewing Machine
Take the shirt and cut the sleeves off at the seams
I had a tank top I used as a guide to shape the shirt. You can see below in the pictures how I did it. I also cut the the neck of the shirt a bit lower for a U shape neck line in the front.
Take the sleeves and cut them into long strips about two inches wide.
I ended up with nine strips which was just what I needed to finish the shirt.
Iron the strips, If you have spray starch use it it will help the strips from rolling up while you are working.
I finished the raw edges of the shirt neck and sleeves by rolling the edges under and sewing them down
You can see how I did it below.
When you are done try on the shirt and see how it lays. My straps were a bit off and I had to shorten one.
When you have the shirt the way you want you can add the ruffles.
Sew together 3 strips, this was what I need to go all the around the collar
To make the ruffle I hand gathered the strips of materiel and pined them into place.
Sew all the way around the collar and remove pins
Next pin one strip of ruffle to the back of the shirt under the collar ruffle.
Now you are done, enjoy your new old shirt!!!
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