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Asymmetrical Drape Top Hack: Adding Long Sleeves

The idea of a long-sleeved Asymmetrical Drape Top has been rolling around in my head for a couple weeks now, ever since I made my butterfly drape top. My problem lay in the fact that lengthening both sleeves enough to reach my wrists would result in a pattern that was wider than any generally available knit […]

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T-shirt Surgery: The Grown Up Version

After performing t-shirt surgery to make my girls some upcycled Carlie’s Dolman Tops last week (see here and here), I got to thinking about a pieced-together Kymy’s Dolman for myself. I looked through my stash and knew exactly what I wanted to try when my eyes landed on these two remnants I bought last summer. I […]

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T-Shirt Surgery: Upcycling Method #2

I’m back today with another upcycling method. This one garners the same result as the technique I explained earlier this week, but gives you a little more control over the placement of a fabric’s print on the pattern pieces. I’ll show you how to slice your pattern before cutting fabric, so you’ll be able to “fussy cut” […]

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T-Shirt Surgery: Upcycling Store-bought into Handmade

My girls love character shirts from the big box stores, but I dislike paying so much for what is usually a poorly-constructed tee. Our compromise? Wait until the shirts land on the clearance rack and transform it into a fabulous handmade top! Today, I’m sharing my preferred method of performing t-shirt surgery (i.e. cutting up a t-shirt to make […]

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Asymmetrical Drape Top with Butterflies for Me!

Did you know that Pattern Revolution has declared February as the month to “Sew Yourself Some Love”? All month long, they will be featuring women’s patterns, fabric advice, and styling tips to help inspire you to sew something fabulous for yourself! Now that both of my girls have their own Asymmetrical Drape Tops, I decided […]

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