“Life is trying things to see if they work.”
This shirt and post are the perfect examples of Ray Bradbury’s quote. When I started out redesigning this huge shirt,
I wasn’t really sure where I was going with it. I knew it needed to be smaller. But other than that, it was just trying things to see if they worked.
I love how the sleeves turned out, but that only happened after several different attempts at sleeve treatments.
Not to mention, I tried an animated GIF to see if it would work.
If you’re interested in learning how to make an animated GIF, go to gickr.com. It’s SUPER fun and easy to do.
Now on to redesigning this huge polka dot shirt.
Right sides together, pin and sew the sleeves back into the armhole.
Now, excuse me while I go find that ruggedly handsome contractor husband of mine. He needs to take me out to dinner in my new shirt.
Very clever! Thanks!
Thank YOU for your nice comment Linda!! Have a wonderful Saturday!
This is fabulous! From ugly step-sister shirt to Cinderella blouse!
🙂 Your comment made me smile, Amy! Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Yes. Very nice. I’m going to try your smitten pattern too!
Oh, good! Please let me know if you have any questions Jennifer. Happy Sewing!
OMG. This is so great! I have three HUGE blouses that I bought several years ago and I wear them with leggings and usually a belt. I bought them because they have great fabric and are long enough to work as tunics, but they are truly shapeless and made for 3X women. FUN!!
Oh, those shirts would be perfect for this type of refashion, Tamara. I hope you have fun with this and I’d love to see some before and after pictures. 🙂
Congrats! You did a wonderful job on that shirt!
Thanks so much for your nice words of encouragement, Gayle!
For me, it’s all about the fabric so when I find a great shirt but it’s too large now I’m inspired!
This makes me so happy Lisa! Have fun with this!
Wow,what a transformation,great job!! I have a couple of mens plaid shirts here that i’m going to transform when i get some time.I really like plaids and you don’t find many womens shirts in plaids and when you do,they,ll cost you an arm ,a leg and a pint of blood,so i get mine this way..Isn’t it wonderful to know how to sew??
Thank you so much, Kathi! This would be so fun in a plaid, too. I’d love to see some before and after pictures of your transformations. 🙂
I love what you did with that blouse. I love seeing how you did it. So many things on alterations these days are just “slap a patch on it” with big stitches and wha hoo”…. No this old gal, You are just my style 🙂
Thank you so much Sue! I absolutely love sewing and redesigning old clothes makes it soooo much better. 🙂
Lovely: I must try this, thank-you for the directions.
You are so very welcome Catherine. I hope you’ll get a chance to try something like this and if you do, I’d love to see photos. 🙂
This is so cute! I love it!
Thank you, Reppel!
I see when you cut the top of the sleeve off, you cut a Narrower strip on the underarm side. What was the reason for this?
Btw, I Love what you did, this is AWESOME!
Good question Mary. I just didn’t want much fullness in the top of the sleeve. Thank you!
I wanted to enter in your newest Refashion Runway. Did I miss the entry date? Can’t seem to find the announcement on your page anymore. Thanks!!
Hi Jean, Hopefully, if all works out according to plan, I’ll have time to host another Refashion Runway towards the end of the summer.
I love your instinct and willingness to follow it to design something beautiful that suits you. Great job!
Thank you so much, Cindy for your wonderful encouraging comment.
LOVE the redesign, great job!
Thank you Jenn!
I am in LOVE with this!! Thank you!!!
Thank you Melody! I hope you get a chance to make something like this for yourself. 🙂
This totally makes me want to bunk off work and run to a charity shop to find a mans shirt. So super styish. I love it! x
Thank you Janine!!!
Superbe j’ai plusieurs chemise trop grandes je vais faire ça!!!