Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday Puffy Sleeved Girls Shirt

As I was going through this girls closets I found this long sleeved shirt from last winter. It still fit my daughter but she had managed to stain the ends of the sleeves. I decided to see if I could remake it into a nice shirt for summer.


I started with a long sleeved shirt. Notice the stained ends? YUCK!


I measured the sleeve and cut it right at the halfway point.


Then I put a hem around the bottom sleeve. Once I was finished with the hem I used some elastic thread and made 2 stitches up the center of each sleeve. If you are nervous about using elastic thread don't be, it is really very simple. Disney at Ruffles and Stuff has a great tutorial on shirring that will get you started.


Here is the finished product. A cute and sweet puffy sleeved shirt perfect for summer!

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8 comments:

Marianne said...

I think that is one of the cutest things you have done. I might even do it with one of my long sleeve shirts.

Bromeliad said...

Great job. Good shirt save.

Misty said...

Too cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Anne Maskell said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much. I'm your newest follower!

Monica said...

Really good idea!!!!Gorgeous!!!

LB3K said...

Love it! What a great idea.

Thanks for linking!

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Carrol said...

I have been looking for this very thing for ages. You made it so simple and I can't wait to grab a Tee and get started! Thanks for your time and great instructions.

Carrol
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Anonymous said...

"I used some elastic thread and made 2 stitches up the center of each sleeve." Looks like you're missing some steps? I don't see how you got from a plain short sleeve to a ruched puff sleeve, sorry.

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