Nov 13, 2014

Girls' Shirt Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Hi there, oh I'm so very excited to post this project, the top on the left was a gift from my Aunt(hi appi how did you like this?) to my three girls, and well the girls are on the skinny side and the shoulders of the top just kept dropping off of their shoulders and I was wondering what to do with that, probably add some pleats but then I came across some white fabric, scraps basically left over from my the trouser I made, and voila! I was hit with a brilliant idea!

I am no expert but took loads of pics to show how I did it, it was fun and easy
First I ironed out the shirt left side out, than cut away the top, and bit of sides because they needed to be tighten from the chest too

Girls' top Refashion

The white fabric was just enough to be the top and about 1/2 an inch over to go into stitching

Girls' top Refashion

Here you can see I took out the neck and arm bindings so that I can reuse them

Girls' top Refashion

I carefully cut away the neck, it was a bit tedious, since I had the whole piece and it wasn't cut from the shoulders,
Girls' top Refashion

 Since I was shortening the neck line, made this opening at the back using this tut from Jess over at craftinessisnotoptional, she is my mentor, I usually follow her tuts

Girls' top Refashion

Sewing on the binding of neck and sleeves, that I had earlier taken out of the original top

Girls' top Refashion

The back looks like this
Girls' top Refashion

Here I have attached the white top piece and the body piece, using a straight stitch

Girls' top Refashion

And then top stitched it from the front after ironing it

Girls' top Refashion

 And the sides are stitched down like so

Girls' top Refashion

And tada! did this to all the three tops

Girls' top Refashion

And here is a overload of the kids pics I took in my excitement!

Girls' top Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Girls' top Refashion

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did while sewing it!

1 comment:

  1. Annu these look so pretty! I'm so proud of you! I never even thought, you would be actually learning how to sew. I'm so happy to see at least someone in the family is following my footsteps. Shirts looks great and so the girls. Give my love to them! And keep sewing. ;)

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