Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Flannal Reconstruction

Today I stopped by the Good Will in Welsboro, PA on my way back from my checkup from my kidney stone (did I mention I had a kidney stone 2 weeks ago?)
I found a great flannel shirt for 25 cents which reminded me of the shirt shown below which I saw in Pacific Sunwear this past weekend and loved, but didn't have the $30 to cough up on something I could easily make.
So I decided to buy it and reconstruct it.

Flannel Shirt Reconstruction:
What you'll need:
  • An oversized shirt to reconstruct.
  • You favorite button-up to use as a guide.
  • fabric scissors
  • needle
  • thread
  • push pins

Step 1: Get that over-sized flannel shirt!

Step 2: Turn it inside out and cut off the sleeves along the seamline.
Step 3: Lay the over-sized shirt flat and place your favorite button up on top of it in the middle. (Using the collar and line of buttons helps to find the middle) Pin the shirts together and begin cutting around the favorite button up until you get the right silhouette for your shirt.

Step 4: Sew it up! Pretty sides to pretty sides!
Step 5: Take out your favorite shirt to use as a templet to resize the sleeves.

Step 6: Pin the sleeves to the flannel shirt and sew them together.



Meg said...

Hey Connie!! I didn't know you had a blog but Mozart showed me! I love the shirt!

merelythemoon said...

Thanks Meg!

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