I did my sewing by hand, but if you prefer you can use a machine. Also you can make a vintage head tie from the fabric from the shirt sleeves! It's really easy and is inspired from the 50's, I hope you enjoy!
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Step 1: You Will Need...
- Long sleeved shirt
- Fabric Scissors
- Matching cotton thread
- A needle (for hand stitching) / Sewing machine (for machine sewing)
Step 2: Cutting Sleeves...
Lay your shirt out flat and cut both sleeves off, roughly 1cm away from the sleeve seam.
Don't panic if the edges aren't all the exact same length - they won't be seen anyway.
Step 3: Pin and Stitch...
Fold your 1cm extra of sleeve fabric underneath the original sleeve seam, and pin in place.
Stitch around the whole arm hole, using a machine or by hand. I found it easier to do by hand, using a prick-stitch, which is essentially a stitch you can barely see from the outside.
Step 4: Tie Front...
Put on your shirt as normal then undo the bottom few buttons, and tie shirt edges in a knot.
Step 5: Hair Tie...
Unpick the seam on both the cut off sleeves. Roll them both up, securing with a few stitches here and there, then pin the ends and stitch together.