Thursday, September 10, 2009

refashioned:: men's long sleeved T to ladies ruffle neck top

you are probably thinking "another refashion?" but i can't help it!! they are so fun to do. every time Sutton wore her refashioned shirt i thought the ruffles were so cute i decided to make a version for me.

i dug through the cast-off pile and found this black t-shirt shirt my husband has never worn. i am not sure why he didn't like it, it is a soft but thick cotton.



i removed the sleeves and took in the sides. i then used one sleeve for the neck ruffles and the other sleeve for the cap sleeves i added.



easy peasy!

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22 comments:

Echo said...

How adorable! I love when you do these refashioned posts - makes me wish I could sew!

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.

Smalls said...

That looks fantastic. I too love your refashioned items!

Kimberly said...

Super Cute! Inspiring. I am gonna have to try this one! Thanks for the great idea!

Susan Bruno said...

I love this one as much as your daughter's. I sew, so want to know if you cut off the sleeves or took apart the seams? And you used the elastic thread in the bobbin? Thanks! I'm going to try!

The Persimmon Perch said...

I love the think ruffle collar! Makes me wish I could sew a straight line. May with more practice.

Mauri said...

I adore your shirt! We need a tutorial please!

Emily B. Kerr said...

I want one!!!

Andi said...

You are AMAZING!! It looks great on you.

scout said...

fun blog Erin! I knew you were talented but wow, so fun to see what you can do! miss you guys, it was so great to see you this summer.

Kimba said...

Alright. I REALLY need to learn how to sew.

Love this project!

merathon said...

maybe you can come over and teach me and emily one day! i've got lots in my cast-off pile!

McKeehan's said...

Nice work! i love it, I think Austin has a long sleeved blue t-shirt I may steal as well!.

Elastic thread again? I love that stuff!

Erin said...

thanks everyone! i am glad that you're not sick of the refashions... cause i've got more coming your way soon!

susan- thanks! the existing shoulder seam came past my shoulder so there was no need to pick apart the seam. i just cut the sleeve off close to where i wanted the new shoulder seam to hit. does this make sense? i am crap at explaining things! and yes, i used elastic thread in the bobbin for the sleeves and for the neck ruffles. although you could use a regular thread and a basting stitch to gather also.

mauri- thank you!! like i mentioned above i am crap at explaining so i will work on a tutorial but i can't guarantee it. :)

i would be happy to have a sewing night with you local ladies and make one of these shirts... let me know, it would be so fun!

Jen R. said...

Too cute!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

love it! truly I do! I hate to sew... :(
gail

Britt said...

This is so cute! You are amazing - I never would have thought to do that!

McKeehan's said...

I love your necklace too. I just got one with my kids names on it the other day and I love it.

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I love it! You are awesome.

Mermaid Debbie

Anne said...

That is very pretty. I really love the adorable crossed toes though that's my favorite. Love you.

i said...

LOVELY!!!!

Emily said...

Who makes the necklace you have on? I love it and have been looking for one like it for a very long time!!

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