Friday, June 1, 2012

Refashioned Long Sleeved Blue Maternity Shirt

Here is my lovely blue striped maternity shirt. 
The drawback?...I was pregnant in the summer with lots of long sleeved shirts to wear! 
Can you say  HOT!!!

So here is the process I went through to refashion this long sleeved shirt into a cool summer time maternity shirt.

I began refashioning this shirt by laying another maternity shirt on top as a template. 

After cutting off the sleeves and trimming the sides a bit the shirt had a nicely fitted maternity look.

After sewing the sides together, I ironed the sleeves under and sewed a straight hem for a finished look. 

FINISHED Product! for the Summer!

Red & Black Refashioned Maternity Blouse

Long Sleeved Maternity Blouse BEFORE & AFTER.

I was in need of summer shirts, so I went to my closet and thought hum...which one of these beauties needs a bit of refashioning? 
You guessed it...this baby! Out came this scissors and the sewing machine.
I placed a shirt on top of the blouse to be refashioned as my guide for the sleeve cut. Then I cut an inch below that line to insure adequate material for the hem on the sleeve. The first cut is always the hardest. ONCE that is over...the fun begins!
I ironed the sleeves under a couple times and then sewed a nice straight hem stitch.

All ready to go!

Now, a usable summer blouse for those not so cold days!