Monday, September 25, 2017

Off the Shoulder Refash

This refash was done for Labor Day weekend. The holiday all boaters dislike because it signals the end of the summer season.
As always I wanted to see summer off with a bang!
I started with this tropical shirt....
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Totally cool, right?!

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I began by cutting strait across the shirt right under the collar.

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I folded over the top to make a casing for some elastic. I used 1/2 inch elastic.

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I left a 1 inch gap so I could thread the elastic through.

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Then, I stitched up the 1 inch gap.

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The sleeves were originally a very awkward length so I cut off the cuff... saved the buttons for later. Then made a new hem for the sleeves.

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I thought I was all done until I found this.... hole. I did a little darning action to close uo the hole. Then I was weekend ready!

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Last weekend for white pants!

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For our Labor Day celebration we waited until dusk to send up some sky lanterns, which was super cool!

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Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: therefashstash.com

3 comments:

Therese said...

Looks lovely, great idea!

Kathy W. - One Brown Mom said...

I LOVE this and will definitely copy this idea!

Chickie Walsh said...

So cute. I love it. The tropical print was more fun in your refashion than it was in the original shirt.

Chickie