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Kids Tshirt refashion for fall/winter



At the end of summer, I was left with a pile of perfectly fine, well fitting almost new Tshirts of my daughter. These Tshirts would work perfectly except that they were all half-sleeved. "They would be too short by next summer...if only they had sleeves..." I found myself thinking. And then I realized, adding sleeves won't be that hard, after all I have been 'adding' sleeves to all the tops I have been sewing for her. These Tees are just sewn by someone else. So I set about adding full sleeves to those Tees, and then just for fun, I added some matching stripes in the front. 

Do you also have some short sleeved Tees/Tops sitting around to be made into full sleeved Tees? Get the tutorial here..


Here're some more Tees that I added sleeves to:

And this


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Comment by Eunice Motta on March 16, 2012 at 11:54am

Wowsers! That's very creative!

Comment by camomma on November 7, 2011 at 7:32pm

@ Beth Missel

Funny that you mention this. I'm in the middle of one such refashion myself. On my last trip to Walmart a turquoise Tee came home with me. Ever since I added a skirt to it, hubby has been begging me to keep it for our daughter, even though it is 1 year smaller size for her :)

Adding skirts to a short Tee is such a great idea, they get new life and they often turn out way prettier than the original Tee.

Comment by Beth Missel on November 7, 2011 at 5:10pm
Great idea!  Another thing that I've done for the gals is when T-shirts still fit the shoulders but are getting too short to cover the belly, I add a skirt bottom.  I will occasionally find cheap T-shirts at thrift shops or dollar stores and do that too.  Makes a great gift and very comfy too!
Comment by Diane Zayas on November 7, 2011 at 2:30pm
What a great idea!  I love to come here and see what people are doing and sewing to get ideas.  There are so many talented people to meet.  Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Mary McCalip on November 7, 2011 at 1:29pm
I've been doing this to my husband's T-shirts...
Comment by Patricia on November 7, 2011 at 7:54am
this is a great idea. Thank you
Comment by Susan on November 7, 2011 at 7:32am
One could really save some money by doing this....  keep up the great work camomma!
Comment by Gloria Allender on November 7, 2011 at 7:14am
What a great idea!
Comment by Mesewlot on November 7, 2011 at 7:11am
This is a great idea! MAkes me want to get my t-shirts out and add some sleeves for myself. :) Thanks for sharing.

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