Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quick Fixes

I love a quick sewing project! I get my creative outlet without sewing all day long and have instant results. Recently I saw this tutorial at Crafterhours and had to try it out. My daughter has a handful of long sleeved shirts that survived the winter and I know won't fit next winter. Might as well get as much wear out of clothing as we can right?


This was the first shirt I fixed up. She was so excited to be able to wear it again. I could have left the ends of the sleeves unfinished since knit doesn't fray but there was a cute ruffle on the original cuff so I took it apart with my trusty seam ripper and sewed it onto the new sleeve.


This shirt was the next to get a new look. This time I left the ends unfinished. I love the gathering on the sleeve. I should have waited until I could get some blue thread but I'm impatient. I was going to have a contrasting orange thread on top but set my threads up backward so that didn't work out. She loves it so it's okay.

I have another shirt sitting on my table just waiting for some short sleeves. I might try this out with some of my shirts as well. :)

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  1. I love where they land on her arms too...Might be a good idea to hide my not so skinny arms!!!

  2. I actually said, "ooohhhh" out loud as I read this. Cute shirts and great idea. I love being able to use things as much as possible. I agree... I might try this on one of my own shirts...

  3. This is so neat! My daughter has some long-sleeve shirts that she has managed to chew a whole through the cuff on (don't ask :). This would be a great fix.

  4. I saw you on 36th Avenue's Lets Party # 5. I love people who are gifted with making things themselves so I really want to follow you and watch what you create. I hope you will follow me back I can be found in facebook too and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

  5. What a great tip!! Those sleeves look fantastic. :)

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party (and for linking back-I appreciate that!). Stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)

  6. Rebecca thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I just had to come see how you did your t-shirt refashion! These are so, so cute! Love the sleeves, I did the same thing to a pair of her leggings. I'm your newest follower.


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