Do you have a few minutes to spare for a day? Do you like commenting on contributors' posts? The Refashion Coop needs two volunteer Editors on Duty (EOD for short) to make sure the site is running smoothly. Interested? Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Elliott at Thank you!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

#4 August Back to School Pink Shirt / Jacket

GOAL: Refashion 10 Items for August Back to School Wardrobe. It is HOT in Texas. This is #4
Back to School Wardrobe:
*Retired from University and I return to Elementary School – TOMORROW !!!.
*Dress is business-casual to very casual.
*I will Up-cycle from my University Pre-retirement work and week-end stash.

BEFORE: Pink shirt from week-end stash. Several sizes too large and never worn. Sleeve arm cycle was very large and could not be taken down to a normal shirt sleeve opening. Hem was shirt-tail. The shirt would serve best as an open shirt jacket.
  1.  Take in seams on body side and sleeve.  Leave full enough to serve as shirt-jacket. Sleeve cycle still sits very low.
  2.  Cut shoulder seam back ¾ inch to fit my narrow shoulders.
  3.  Stitch sleeves back in place. Serge seam.
  4.  Stitch fold-over elastic into wrist to slightly gather oversized sleeve cuff. This gives a slight bell sleeve.
  5.  Even the shirt hem, serge, and top-stitch.

AFTER: New shirt jacket with slight bell sleeves ready to wear. Teamed with pink t-shirt and summer capris for casual work days at Elementary School.
Shirt Jacket with slight bell sleeve.
Shoulders narrowed.
Side seam taken in.
Cuffs belled.
Hem evened from shirt-tail hem.

Shoulder seam too wide.
Cuff too wide.
Sides too full.
Shirt-tail hem.

1 comment:

Refashion said...

I like the bell sleeve it adds a great detail

Debbie EOD