Shirt - DIY / Jeans - Cheap Monday / Watch - Vintage
For those of you who won't be able to pick up the magazine; don't fret! I decided to post the DIY here, along with photos of every step (gotta help out the visual learners)! It's a really quick and fun DIY project. I hope you guys like it!!
Items you'll need:
- Two shirts of your choice. Make sure they are similar in weight/fabric as well as size. Measure the sleeves around the arm hole. You want the sleeves to match up as closely as you can, this will really help when placing the sleeves in.
- Sharp scissors
- Sewing machine
- Basic/intermediate sewing skills
Start by deciding which shirt you'd like as the sleeves and which you'd like as the body of your shirt.
Once you've chosen, start cutting the shirt that will be used for the sleeves. Cut within 1.5 cm of the armhole seam leaving enough allowance to line up later.
Cut both sleeves. Make sure to make it clear which sleeve is left and which is right. I did so here by marking the right sleeve with a pin.
Now you'll be cutting the sleeves off your body shirt. As you did in on the first shirt, leave 1.5 past the shoulder seam. This time you will be cutting into the sleeve, not the body. You will use the armhole seams later to line them up perfectly.
Start pinning. This step can be the most frustrating, but it really helps if you take time to do it well. Match up your shoulder seams first, followed by the side seam of your shirt to the seam of your sleeve. (Warning: all shirts may be different. Mine happened to fit perfectly, yours may not) The idea here is to distribute any of the extra ease you have in either your sleeve or your shirt. This step is crucial so your shirt won't bunch when sewing.
Once your sleeve is completely pinned you can start sewing. I chose to follow the original seam line with the side of my pressure foot on my sewing machine. This helps to insure you have a straight seam, as well as making sure none of the shirt's original seams are visible when completed. Start sewing at the side seem of the shirt/bottom seam of the sleeve.
Sew in a complete circle until you reach your original starting point. You're done your first sleeve! Repeat for the second sleeve.
Cut excess fabric from inside sleeve to remove bulk. Leave at least 1cm from the seam.
There you have it! Your very own two toned dress shirt!