Ahhhhh, the designs of the Art Nouveau period.
Needless to say, as soon as I saw this Art Nouveau-ish thrift store fabric, I threw it into my basket and it inspired one of my favorite t-shirt refashions ever.
This thrift store shirt has been in my stash for months and it was perfect for what I had in mind.
Start by cutting off the collar.
Then cut your desired sleeve.
Take in the sides if needed.
Start your pleating.
This part is the most fun and allows for your own creativity. You can pleat in any direction you’d like by folding the fabric with wrong sides together and sewing across the fabric. You can choose the distance between pleats and the angle of each pleat.
I started on each shoulder and pleated toward the front and the back until I liked the end result.
Keep pleating until you end up with something like this:
If you try this, I’d love to see pictures of how your shirt turns out. And if you send me pictures, I’d be happy to post them on”Your Projects”.
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