From boring to…erm…brilliant(?) with a wee bit of imagination & an item from Grandma’s kitchen…
Let’s get started…
Grab a long sleeved shirt & a vintage tea towel with embroidered sides (or just a nifty pattern)
Cut the embroidery into 2 even strips (these will be your sleeve inserts)
Turn the shirt inside out & fold a sleeve sideways (make sure the sleeve & fabric insert are the same length)
Chop straight up from the cuff until just below the shoulder seam (about 2cm)
Lay a fabric insert right side down over the sliced sleeve
Pin at the top, just above the V-cut
Stitch together with a tight zigzag to secure it into place
Flip right side out & stitch the edges of the V-cut sleeve to the insert until the sides of both fabrics evenly match up (8cm in this case)
Turn inside out again & stitch the rest of the sleeve & insert together the repeat the entire process with the other arm
Trim & hem the sleeve cuffs if necessary, flip right side out and then use the remaining tea towel to cute up the neckline…
coolness…even with a weird Popeye face
…but even better with my hair out o’ my eyes!
Be sure to add your fabulous upcycled DIYs to Anna’s 10th Linky Party & be in with a chance to win one of her gorgeous creations! Vote for your favourite project this Sunday (07.07.2013) and good luck!