This outfit I saw on Pinterest made my mouth water. (No it wasn’t the ice cream cone.) I just knew I could make something similar if I tried. Found this big blue shirt at the thrift store and just started to cut.
I turned it backwards on the dress form and marked the new neckline.
Next, I sewed a small rolled hem.
Then pinned some pleats and sewed 2 lines of stitching about a half inch down. And took in the sides about 4 inches on each side.
I then decided I need to gather the waistline and came across this tutorial on shirring with elastic thread.
Here are the results so far. I’m working on the turquoise necklace right now and I’ll post it when I finish it.
For the tutorial on how to make the cardigan, click here
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I totally love this!
Thanks Trudy! I hope to have the necklace finished soon.
Nice job! Thanks for sharing the shirring tute too, 🙂
I looooove the top! So cute, makes me wish I could sew!
that’s really clever! thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
I love this! What does the back look like? Did you keep the buttons or is it just low cut?
I went ahead and kept the buttons down the back.
Love the pleated neck line. I was wondering if it would work on a cowl neck line? Thanks for the idea.
Thank you Debbie. Are you wondering about a cowl neckline on a sweater?
No it is a t-shirt type. Actually I did it, and came out just right. Don’t know how to add picture. Thanks.
Oh I’m so glad it worked for you.
Can’t wait to see the whole outfit together! Pictures, please!!
OMG that is awesome! I am totally enviously of creative people. The outfit isn’t going to look great on you.
Fun! Love your Refashions.
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That’s so cute it’s unreal! I have some old shirts I wanna do something with just like this. Perfect!
the neckline is just adorable. Great pinterest find!
Thanks so much!!!
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I will be trying this today! Such a simple yet beautifully effective top, thanks for the inspiration
Really, really nice. You did a good job of the pleats, and shirring, one of my favourites methods of gathering something like this.
I feel inspired!