I've been wanting to refashion some boxy t-shirts for a while but never found a style that I really liked. That is until I saw this tutorial on how to make a dolman sleeve style shirt from scratch. Granted, I never thought much about dolman sleeves, in fact, I didn't think about them because they never really appealed to me. But for whatever reason, the Make It & Love It tutorial gave me inspiration so I looked around on the internet to see if I could find a tutorial to make one from an existing shirt. Enter Trash to Couture (I love her!). When I saw her tutorial the gears in my head started turning. Using the Trash to Couture tutorial as a base, I cut and sewed my sleeves as she instructed. But instead of ruching the sides, I added a banded bottom (inspired by the Make it & Love It tute) instead. I also cut the collar off a little wider to give it more of a boatneck and left it unhemmed cause I like that look.
|The 15 year old BP shirt that I can now wear again..|
|The banded bottom.|