Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Refashioned shirt - Take One

Browsing around the internet today looking for sewing projects I could make with the girls, I came across some fun ideas for refashioning shirts. After seeing this tutorial by Tea Rose Home (and the following pictures are just me copying that tutorial) I was so inspired I went digging through the girls' clothes to find something I could use to try it out. I found one shirt that fit and one they'd outgrown... so here is my first try at refashioning a shirt. I am totally addicted now, and am dying to go looking for some clearance shirts to remake.

refashioned shirt
The finished product

to be refashioned shirt
The before shot of the to-be-refashioned shirt

too small shirt
The shirt the girls had outgrown

step 1
Cut the shirt in half and lay flat

step 2
Cut six 2.5x12" strips and four 1.25" strips

step 3
Using a long stitch, straight stitch 1/4" from the edge of the 2.5" pieces.
Holding one thread, bunch the fabric to make ruffles.

Straight stitch through center of 1.25" pieces, combining two strips end to end to make one long strip. Bunch to ruffle.

step 4
Pin 1.25" strip to collar and sew in place

step 5
Center first 2.5" strip, pin and sew in place

step 6
Continue adding ruffles, placing each 1.5" below the previous ruffle's seam, so the ruffles will overlap.

refashioned shirt
There you have it! I added the flowers you'll see on the Tea Rose Home site after I took these pictures. But I had to get Torrey to try the shirt on as soon as she got home from school.

refashioned shirt

6 comments:

Sara Ancich said...

oooh this has my mind spinning. So cute as is but what if...

I love it Noel.

Luv2talk said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE, (but do you think Steven would wear one? ;)

camilla said...

Love it. If I can get enough ambition mustered up I'm going to do it too. (Not a lot of faith in my motivation today.)

Weddings With The Cricut said...

Good for you Noel! I'm just starting to work on refashioning clothes for my family too and I LOVE it!

Emily

Veronica said...

That is FREAKIN ADORABLE!!!!!
Wish I could sew. :-(

Journeys of The Zoo said...

LOVE! Now I just have to figure out how to make a long stitch on my sewing machine.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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