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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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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27 Responses to Pin-spiration

  1. Marty Frasier says:


  2. agy says:

    Nice job! Thanks for sharing the shirring tute too, 🙂

  3. Alissa says:

    I looooove the top! So cute, makes me wish I could sew!

  4. that’s really clever! thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  5. Melanie Burney says:

    I love this! What does the back look like? Did you keep the buttons or is it just low cut?

  6. Laura says:

    Can’t wait to see the whole outfit together! Pictures, please!!

  7. Adora says:

    OMG that is awesome! I am totally enviously of creative people. The outfit isn’t going to look great on you.

  8. marendalida says:

    Fun! Love your Refashions.

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  10. amandaeaustin says:

    That’s so cute it’s unreal! I have some old shirts I wanna do something with just like this. Perfect!

  11. jasperizer says:

    the neckline is just adorable. Great pinterest find!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! Great job!

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  17. Reblogged this on My originality mindblock and commented:
    I will be trying this today! Such a simple yet beautifully effective top, thanks for the inspiration

  18. Viv says:

    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!

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