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Monday, July 7, 2014

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!

6 comments:

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. What a great idea to get a whole new wardrobe with just a little sweat equity! Love the new styles!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  3. 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.
    Sherry

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  4. I forgot! I am following you!
    Smiles

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  5. 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.
    Sherry

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  6. 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!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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