My second attempt at transforming clothes worked out better than the first one.
My mom had a sack of clothes that no longer fit her because she lost weight and I took a few nicer shirts to try to alter.
I posted my first attempt at these shirts last week. However after making two shirts into sleeveless, I was worried that was the only thing I knew how to do successfully.
So this time, I really wanted to keep the sleeves – especially since it’s fall and the temperatures are really dropping.
So I started out with this 18/20-sized short-sleeved shirt (I started to take the beads off before I remembered to take the picture – they originally went across the entire neckline):
First, I decided to take the beads off of the neckline. I like thick band necklines like this shirt has, and I felt like the beads were kind of making the shirt seem more heavy-duty than it needed to.
I ended up with a handful of pretty cool beads that I can use on some other creation.
Next, I knew I needed to take the sides in. When I did it, I just kept sewing to take the sleeves in simultaneously.
When I tried it on to see if it fit, I liked what I saw and ended up pretty much leaving it like that with only minor tweaking on the hem of the sleeves.
Here’s the final product: