You know when you get an idea for a shirt in your head…and you can’t get it out? That is where this blog post is coming from! I wanted a camo and striped shirt… mixed somehow. Keep in mind I live in a small town with only a few select places to buy fabric…and the knit fabric selection being pretty sparse. I couldn’t find any camo….and only a few weird stripes.
Then I was wandering around Walmart and stumbled up on a camo shirt in the men’s section–LIGHTBULB moment! I immediately swerved my giant candy filled cart over to the woman’s section to find something with stripes…..and ding ding ding! We had a winner!
I bought the camo one as close to my size as possible…it was a little bigger than I liked. I put it on inside out and pinned how much I wanted to take off on each side.
and snipped off the sleeves.
I use the old sleeves as guide to make new sleeves. I wanted my sleeves more fitted and not as long so I trimmed it a little bit smaller. (I bought the striped shirt as BIG as I could…I knew I was only using a little bit of fabric–so I figured if I bought it big I would have enough scraps to do something else with it! )
I cut the sleeves out of the bottom seam of the shirt so I didn’t have to finish the edge of my sleeve. #becauseimlazy
Then I sewed it all up. The fun part about making it for yourself is that I sew…and try on. and there are always little nips and tucks that I need to take in. Shorten the sleeves…take in around the waist etc.
Some people have asked me if I could sew stuff for them…and since I totally just wing it and have to try things on as I go….I only can do it if you sit right next to me and try it on repeatably.
Anyways…I loved how it turned out!!!
I even made one from a wolf shirt I found in the little boy’s section at walmart!