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!