Wednesday, July 18, 2012

White Shirt Refashion

I love this time of year because long sleeve shirts go on sale for super cheap!  I love getting them and then cutting up the sleeves and using them to add ruffles or something to the shirt.  I found this super cute idea here, and decided to make one for myself.  It was super easy and quick!

Down East was having a great sale and I got this shirt for only $3.50.  I love their basic line, they are long and stretchy!!
First thing I did was cut off the sleeves to where I wanted them.
Using the extra sleeve fabric, I cut several little "B" shape pieces.  
I paired two of the B shape pieces together.
Using my longest stitch setting, I sewed the two pieces together.  Then I pulled the bobbin thread tight to gather the pieces together.  
I folded them two times, to make it look like a petal.  Then I sewed it to the shirt.
Once it was sewed to the shirt, I moved the petals around to hide the part where I sewed it.
I continued doing that until I felt like it was full enough and big enough.
I then hemmed the edges and with elastic thread in the bobbin, I gathered the sleeves (I seriously love it and get compliments all the time!)
And here it is on, I love how it's simple enough to wear dressy but I could pair it with jeans and it would look good too!
I'm planning on washing the shirt but definitely not going to dry it.



Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

So cute, Kaysi! I love what you did with the sleeves! I've got to try that.

Valerie said...

Love it! Great refashion!

Debi said...

Great redo. This is really cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

CSI girl said...

This is so cute! Love this refashion and the perfect model for the CSI Project Refashion week!!! You should link this up to The CSI project starting today. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. This would be perfect and you just might be a winner!
Come on by!

Helen Deeds said...

Very cute!

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Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

Love it!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Very cute re-fashion/upcycle. I love projects like this. Stopping by from Fabric Bows linky party.

Here is what I shared:

Danielle (HeadedForTheFuture) said...

This is super! I am super-excited that even I can make it (with very little sewing skills)! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Hannah Gonzalez said...

Totally adorable! I'm so going to try this!
I'd love if you would come visit me at