Sunday, April 14, 2013

Going Sleeveless

My husband bought this shirt a little while back after spending about two seconds in the fitting room and not hating it (yep, typical male shopper). The first time he actually wore it though, he realized it was just too tight across the shoulders and a little too short as well, with his white undershirt peaking out from the bottom. Sadly (for him, not me), this means it ended up in my refashion pile.

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion

I decided to go the sleeveless button-down route that is in style currently. First, I used my trusty seam ripper to remove the pocket. That'll get in the way of my bust darts later.

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion

Next, I chopped off the sleeves. [Not pictured: I trimmed in a bit more off later so the shoulders would match my shoulder width, instead of being just shy of my husband's.]

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion

I took in the sides.

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion

And, as I eluded earlier, I added a couple bust darts to reduce gaping at the armholes.

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion

Finally, I used some of the scrap from the side seams as binding to encase the raw sleeve edges, and I was all set!

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion

Sleeveless Blouse Refashion Before & After

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