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February 11, 2011

Refashion Friday - Resizing a Shirt


This shirt has been in my closet for several years, unworn. I really liked it, but it was a size too big 
and just didn't look good on me. 

I always thought that I could do something with it so I kept it. A few weeks ago I finally figured out what I wanted to do and today I executed my idea. It was a quick and simple fix.

Using elastic thread, I made three seams around the shirt for an empire waist. Have I ever told y'all how much I love elastic thread? It's amazing! You really should try it. Here is a great tutorial for shirring.


So much better!

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15 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful idea! I ought to do this with several of my shirts. ;)

    Could I share a link to this post on my sister's and my blog? The name is Bramblewood Fashion. bramblewoodfashion.blogspot.com

    In Christ,
    Gabrielle

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  2. That would be great ~ thanks! :)

    BTW, my middle name is also Renee!

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  3. Thank you!

    Your middle name is Renee? Oh, your name is just lovely! Alison Renee! Two of my favorite names. :)

    ~Gabrielle

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  4. This is so cute! I will have to try it! :)
    Madeline
    www.flameinthedarkness.com

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  5. Good idea! We have some shirts that we could do that to as well. Thank you. Miss you guys. :)

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  6. Sweet idea! I would have never thought to Shir a collared shirt. It really adds a dainty touch! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!

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