Do you have a shirt that is a little too big, too long, or just needs a little flavor? You are gonna love this little 10 minute shirt ruching refashion.
Did I mention that it will cost you $1.50?!
- coordinating thread
- elastic thread ($1.50)
- sewing machine
All you do is hand wind the elastic thread on the bobbin. Put the coordinating thread on the machine and through the needle as usual, turn your shirt inside out and sew using a large baste stitch along the existing seams. I stitched from 4 inches down from the arm pit to the bottom. Be sure to back stitch at the top and bottom to keep it more secure. It is sooo easy!
It made it a few inches shorter and more fitted. I love that it hides the things I don’t want to display (namely post baby bulges and that odd poker from my jeans’s waistband that makes me look like I have an outie belly button.) and made my super long shirt a more flattering length (look at my elbows in both pics for a reference point on how much shorter). I’ll totally be debuting this baby at the Creative Estates conference this weekend.
I have not washed it yet, so I’m not sure how that will go, but this shirt is hand wash only so I’m sure it will be fine.
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