Contrasting Sleeve T-Shirt Refashion

Hello everyone,

Welcome To Thread It Thursday!!!!!

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Today’s post was inspired by my oldest daughter.  She so graciously offered to help me clean out and organize my fabric stash. With her help, I was able to giveaway and get rid of a lot of fabric. Once we were all done she said do you think you can make me a t-shirt with leopard sleeves.  I thought and said what a “great idea”. Now I can’t make something for one child and not the other…..so we quickly found a fabric that my youngest would love.  I quickly got to work. With all that said……let’s get into this tutorial.

Supplies:

T-shirt with or without sleeves
1/2 yd of knit fabric
Sleeve pattern for stretch fabric (* I will include a video that shows you how to draft your own if needed.)
Coordinating Thread

Method:

1. If you’re using a t-shirt with sleeves remove them. (* the shirts I used were sleeveless)

2. Using your sleeve pattern cut out 2 sleeves.

3. Sew sleeves, attach to shirt and finish the seams. I used a 1/2″ seam allowance for mine.

It’s as easy as that.

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Need help drafting a sleeve pattern.  Check out the video below.

I hope you enjoy this easy t-shirt re-fashion. If you like easy re-fashion sewing project’s…check out my Madewell Inspired shirt dress here.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by, it’s truly appreciated!!!

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

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Madewell Inspired Shirt Dress Refashion In 6 Easy Steps

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday!!!!

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A week ago I saw this simple and cute shirt dress on Madewell’s website. I instantly thought of doing a DIY version of the shirt dress. My goal with this tutorial is to make it really simple, so that even beginner sewers can make it. Let’s get started…..

Supplies:

2 button down shirt that are 1- 2 sizes larger than what you wear. Both shirts need to be the same size. I went 1 size larger as I did want to have to deal with a lot of fitting issues. *Be sure to get shirts that are made of high-quality cotton. ( I purchased both of my shirts from the Thrift Store in the men’s section for $4.00 each.)
Coordinating Thread
Ruler
Pins
Marking tool

Method:

1. Using a seam ripper remove the pocket from the white shirt. Then give that area of the shirt a good pressing.

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2. Now it’s time to measure and cut
For the white shirt, you are going to measure 1 1/2″ above the last button. Draw a line across the shirt at your measurement and cut. (Make sure your shirt is buttoned before measuring and cutting.)

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3. With the blue shirt (make sure the shirt is buttoned as well) measure down 1/4″ below pocket. Mark your measurement across the shirt and cut. (If you desire more length remove the pocket off the blue shirt, press the area and cut right under the arm’s all the way across.)

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4. Unbutton both shirts pin them right side’s together at the raw edge and sew with a 5/8″ seam allowance. ( If you need more length use a 1/2″ seam allowance.) Trim and finish seam with picking shears, serger or zig-zag stitch.

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5. Try your shirt on and decide how long you would like your sleeves to be. Mark the area with a pin. Now lay the sleeves out flat. Add 1″ to the pinned area. Mark your measurement and cut. Repeat to the other sleeve. Next press your raw sleeve edge under 1/2″ and then again 1/2″. Pin to secure and sew close to the edge. Repeat with other sleeve.

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6. Give your seams and shirt dress a good press and you’re done.

I hope you enjoyed this refashion tutorial. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Dress ~ DIY
Clutch ~DIY ( here)
Shoes ~ Steve Madden

The Madewell dress goes for $110.00 and my refashion cost a total of $8.00. I am very pleased with how this refashion turned out and the fact that it was very simple to achieve.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I greatly appreciate it.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

DIY Converse Chuck Taylor Makeover

So I am finally getting around to some DIY’S I’ve had on the list. So first up in “2014”. Was a make over for a pair of Chuck Taylor’s that I have had for years.

Let’s jump in

Supplies:
Mod Podge
(1) 2 oz. Bottle of Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush

Directions:

1. Make sure to wash the shoes first.

2. Once your shoes are dry and the laces removed, cover the canvas area with Mod Podge. This helps the paint to adhere better.

3. Once Mod Podge is dry paint the shoes. Since my shoes were darker I had to apply a total of 3 coats. Allowing each coat to completely dry before applying the next.

That’s is your all done. If you get any paint on the rubber sole, simply use nail polish remover on a Q-tip to get it off.

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

DIY Chevron Print Shirt and Refashioned Shorts Tutorial

DIY Chevron Print Shirt

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A few days ago I had on this cute Turquoise and White Chevron Print Top that I made a while back.  My daughter said I want you to make me a shirt like that.  I am always flattered when my children ask me to make something for them.  So I gladly told her yes and the next day headed to Hancock Fabric to find just the right fabric.

To make this shirt click on this tutorial here.

Refashioned Jeans into embellished rolled hem/cuffed shorts

For this tutorial click here

Happy Sewing!!!!