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Friday, 29 August 2014

DIY Revamp - Check & Stripe Mix Shirt

Today I'm sharing another DIY Revamp project, this time taken from Erin's blog E-Elise Etc..
I loved Erin's Denim & Check Mix Shirt when she first posted it in 2013, and though it may not be as popular on the high street now, I decided to do a 90's spin on the idea and get pattern clashing!

For this DIY you will need two different shirts - colour and pattern choices are up to you, but I wanted to create a grungey mix. Keep in mind the fabrics that you choose - because the striped top I used is jersey, I had to be careful when sewing to stretch the fabric into place, but if you use two cotton shirts this won't be an issue.

First, cut off the sleeves from both of your tops, being careful to cut as close to the stitching as possible.

Align your new sleeve pieces to the contrasting armholes and pin into place. Start pinning from the underarm side seam and match this seam to the sleeve seam.
Sew together with a 1cm seam allowance and then zig zag stitch or overlock the edges to finish.

This is a great way to breathe a new lease of life into otherwise unworn shirts - and a great way to get creative with colour and pattern blocking. There are lots of ways to personalise this DIY too, like adding a contrasting pocket as Erin did in her original post.

We'd love to hear from you if you give this DIY a go - use the hash tag #eightandsixteen to share your photos with us!


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