Shirt Refashion

 Last summer I had my late mother-in-law's featherweight Singer sewing machine repaired.
I did so in hopes that I would get back and re-learn how to sew small baby quilts, maybe even try to make a simple summer dress, among other things.
 One of my first projects with this amazing machine has been to refashion shirts that were a little too tight or the sleeves were a little too short for my taste.
 I was lucky enough to stumble across this great tutorial by Adrianna from CrafterHours.
First, I made sure to read her directions and then follow them to a "tee"!  I have to say her tutorial was excellent!
 Now on this shirt I added extra length to the sleeves.  I have horrible arms, and like my sleeves a little longer.  I actually did these all by my lonesome self and super proud of it!!!
 This shirt was my "guinea pig"...hehehe...!
First off I did not measure the side panels...I simply just eyeballed it...and it really doesn't work that way.  I definitely learn from my mistakes.
Note to self: Follow directions!
 As I'm getting better and more comfortable with my sewing skills, I have ventured out and have made other alterations as well.
 I didn't like the long sleeves on this shirt, so off they went and made them shorter.
Pretty neat huh!!!
I'm just having a ball with this little machine and looking in my closet for more ways to refashion or alter my clothes!!!
Fun, fun, fun!


Thanks so much for sharing these neat sewing ideas at my party today.

Anonymous said…
What a great idea to get a whole new wardrobe with just a little sweat equity! Love the new styles!

Gigi @ Old World Patina
GranthamLynn said…
Great job. I love the long sleeve one-to short sleeve. I've been thinking of doing that.
Thanks for sharing.
I came by from one of the linkys. I enjoyed visiting. Come by and see me!
Hope the rest of your week is beautiful.
GranthamLynn said…
I forgot! I am following you!
GranthamLynn said…
Hi again. I meant to mention last night I have a shirt I've been wanting to cut the sleeves off. You given me inspiration and encouragement.
Thanks for coming by my brunch post. Sorry I didn't get to finish the pics. I have had so many comments and emails about the gravy. I will definitely do a post. One thing I know how to make is cream gravy. Brown gravy not so much. LOL. Hope the rest of your week is blessed.

love that gorgeous little machine!!!
You have done such great work altering the tees, it's hard to believe you didn't know how to sew before. Amazing!

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