Saturday, August 15, 2009

Q: How do you make an older shirt look like new?

A: By cutting the sleeves shorter and hemming them up, of course! I used another shirt as a guide to give this older shirt some cap sleeves. I love red gingham, but the way the sleeves used to be were restricting and didn't look so good on me anymore. This is the first change I've done out of a few clothing articles I want to tweak. I've also been working on hemming and fixing clothes so that they can finally go back in the closet.

What has been your latest sewing project? No doubt that after I wear this shirt a bit longer that it will be made into something else. Will keep you posted!


Tania said...

What a great idea! I just heard another great idea yesterday. Making capris into a skirt. Maybe you have seen that done before, but I had not. I wish I had the picture of my friend's skirt yesterday. It was so cute. Obviously you have to use additional material to fill in the gap and she used material from dresses she had made for her girls. It didn't look homemade at all.

The Watts Family said...

Looks great cute shirt I have done this before with Anna's clothes. ~something old new again ~Blessings Heather ;D