Red Rose Shirt with a Sash Refeash

You may have noticed that I have been in love with thrifted shirts that have embroidery details! This refash is no exception.

I fell in love with this red rose embroidery, however I am not a huge fan of button down shirts.


Time to transform this!

I carefully removed the sleeves. Then pinned and sewed a new hem around the arm holes. I also took in the sides of the shirt to make it more fitted.

I found the best way to do these alterations is to turn the shirt inside out and put it on my dress form. I also buttoned the shirt, which is a tricky task since the shirt is inside out. Tricky, but not impossible!


Time to removed the collar! Then stitched up the seam.


I saved the sleeves just in case I needed them.

Then the light bulb in my brain turned on and I decided to make a sash out of the sleeves!


I laid the sleeves next to each other, and trimmed off the side with the buttons.

DSCN1831A quick press with the iron helped keep the material in line when I sewed them. Note: I sewed the length of the sleeves with the fabric inside out. Then sewed end opposite the cuffs.

DSCN1833Then it was time to turn the sleeves right side out. I loved the tiny cuff at the end and left it open. I attached the 2 sleeves together by a piece of lace, which made the sash nice and long! And pretty too!



Did I mention this fabric was nice and light, just in time for some summer weather!


Happy Refashioning!!!


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