7.30.2015

"Summer Plaid" // Button Up Refashion

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.


TA DA!!





5 comments :

  1. Hi Mary there is one thing I dont get.

    I have to cut my sleeves on one side BECAUSE if i seam rip i lose the oveelocked edge....how do you take the sleeve out by ripping seams without losing the overlock?

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  2. Hi Mary there is one thing I dont get.

    I have to cut my sleeves on one side BECAUSE if i seam rip i lose the oveelocked edge....how do you take the sleeve out by ripping seams without losing the overlock?

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    1. Kind of hard to explain, but in some shirts, the sleeves are sewn right next to the serged edge. When I finished seam ripping the sleeves off, the sleeves didn't have a finished edge...I'm not too sure how to explain since I haven't seam ripped any sleeves off lately.

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    2. Kind of hard to explain, but in some shirts, the sleeves are sewn right next to the serged edge. When I finished seam ripping the sleeves off, the sleeves didn't have a finished edge...I'm not too sure how to explain since I haven't seam ripped any sleeves off lately.

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