A couple of months ago I refashioned and repaired an old T-shirt discarded by my father-in-law in favour of some new ones, and made a perfectly wearable ‘new’ T-shirt for No.3 Son. (Blogged about here.)
I also had these two still waiting to be transformed into something The Boys would happily wear.
I was flicking through my old Love Sewing magazines when I came upon this pattern in Issue 10: –
The last T-shirt refashion was drafted from an existing shirt but, stupidly, I didn’t make a paper copy of it, so when I saw this one in Love Sewing, I thought I’d give it a whirl.
(Talking of Love Sewing, look out for my feature in the next issue!)
The sleeves would have to be short though, and the neckline is a bit too wide and ‘girly’ for my boys.
I cut out the largest size age 8-9 as No.3 Son is 8 next week and No.2 Son is 9. Perfect.
The two remaining shirts were different coloured versions of each other, so I decided to funk them up a little by swapping the sleeves as part of the remake.
I left all the original hems attached so these were both whipped up within a couple of hours – including tracing the pattern!
I used plain cotton tape to face the neckline as it was all I had to hand and it works perfectly.
Here they are waiting for The Boys to wreck them – they are mightily hard on their clothes!
Yep, they fit a treat – thanks, Love Sewing, for the free pattern!
So that’s another two items upcycled and given a new lease of life – fun, this sewing lark, isn’t it?