I love making things. It's that simple. About a year ago I decided to try not to buy new clothes. Instead I bought a sewing machine. I'm still working my way through my old wardrobe (and several other people's too) reconstructing garments. This blog shows some of my work. Whenever possible I've linked to the online tutorials and websites that have inspired me. In turn, I hope that this blog will be an inspiration to others to recycle, remake and recreate.
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Nothing makes me happier than when a fix is both functional and decorative. I loved this shirt but it was a bit tight around the arms. Not enough to make it unwearable but enough to restrict movement and make raising my arms tricky.
So I removed the cuffs and cut a notch in each sleeve. I had a tiny bit of spare fabric from some unnecessary belt loops which I used as bias binding on the edges. I rejoined the cuffs but with a bit of elastic at the join. The final touch was a small bow to cover the elastic.
So now if someone asks who has cute sleeve detail, I can raise my arm with ease.