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Re-purposing: Short Sleeve to Long, Part II


Well, I transformed a short sleeved shirt into a long sleeved for our little guy……but I needed a girly one too. And this time I had an old shirt to use for the sleeves and bottom, so really, this cost me nothing.


I hope it’s cooler weather today.



So I used the same concept and instructions as the tutorial here.


And I cut the sleeves out of the sleeves of the bigger shirt, so that I wouldn’t have to hem the bottom of the sleeves.


And then I just made that little flower the same way that I made the flower from the tutorial here. I just used less fabric so that it would be less bulky. And I just attached it right to the shirt with needle and thread. Nice and snug.


Perfect way to extend the life of those short-sleeved shirts.


***Edited to add: I made some matching capri’s for this top here. Go check it out.

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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