I found this granny shirt at D.I. on Saturday (along with a million other goodies you’ll probably see later). I thought the pattern & color was great, just not the shape. It was about 5 sizes too big for me, but at $2 I couldn’t pass it up.
I can’t quite decide if this pattern is kitschy or cool. We’ll go for cool for now.
This kind of refashion is super easy & takes very little time to do.
- grab a tee-shirt that has similar fit to what you want to achieve flip it inside out
- lay it flat on top of your garment that you want to adjust
- fold the sleeves in along the shoulder seam
- mark your cut lines – mark slightly larger than the tee – with tailors chalk or washable marker
- match up the fold of the tee sleeves to the fold of the garment sleeves & make sure the hem of the garment sleeve is at your desired length
- trace carefully just outside the shoulder seam & side seam
- turn the garment & sleeves inside out & sew the side seams
- then turn the sleeves right side out
- nest the sleeve inside the garment & pin the sleeves to the shirt
- make sure fold matches up with the shoulder & side seams match up
- sew using 1/4 seam allowance (or so)
- turn right side out
- iron if needed
After I was done, the sleeves were still a bit too wide, so I made those minor adjustments & then wore immediately. I did this all while Chris & I caught up on the latest season of Top Shot. It took me less than 30 minutes to refashion, but I made frequent stops along the way to watch our show. If you’re into survival-style reality shows that involve a real skill (and guns), you’ll love Top Shot.
After we caught up on our shows, we went for a drive in the crazy, crazy rain. We had a lot of fun stalking homes on Zillow & discovering some new-to-me, let’s-live-here neighborhoods. What did you do this weekend?