Let's not talk about these sleeves...
I know button up shirt sleeves usually go up a bit when you move around, but not to this awkward length LOL!
I knew I had to remove them, since they weren't really going to work.
I tried making bell sleeves (since I'm clearly obsessed with them), but it didn't look good.
Read on to see what did work!
1. I planned on making a lace back yoke. I marked down the middle of it, to make my pattern.
2. Don't judge LOL. I can make great patterns, but this was a quick one, since it wasn't going to be something complicated. I traced around the yoke with a pencil. Carefully hold the shirt in place.
3. I cut out my pattern & added some seam allowance. Once again, don't judge my patternmaking skills based on this lol.
4. I folded down the edges of the lace yoke & carefully pinned all around the back yoke. I sewed all around the edge.
5. I snipped off the sleeve! I snipped it off here, because I thought I was going to make bell sleeves. *Worst idea ever LOL.*
6. You may have noticed the cute little bows on the front. Below is a brief tutorial on that. It's super easy! After tying the thread off, I sewed them onto the shirt, right in the middle of the bow.
7. The entire sleeves needed to go. :(
8. Much better. I didn't even need to finish them off, since they were already serged. This is why seam ripping is better than just chopping off! (Sometimes).
9. I cut out my bottom lace panel.
10. Gathering stitch across the top!
11. Finishing touch: white lace trim all around.