How To Refashion a Shirt with a Long Sleeve to Short Sleeve for a Summer Look

I found this knit top during one of my thrifting store scouts. I love the kind of pleated detail in the front, but the top itself was too big and I wanted a summer top, not a winter top. So I decided to make it exactly what I wanted. 🙂

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

Remaking a Long Sleeved Knit Top

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

If you don’t have a sewing form, have a partner help you out.

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

Since the sleeves weren’t tooooooo large, I used the line at the seam as a cutting point to cut off the sleeves.

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

Sewing the sleeves up.

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

Following the pins, I sewed up the sides.

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

Make sure the seams at the underarms will stay put.

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

I think it turned out pretty good!

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

Here’s a close up of the pleat and the sleeve.

Transform your long sleeves into short sleeves with our easy refashion tips, creating chic and comfortable summer wear.

4 thoughts on “How To Refashion a Shirt with a Long Sleeve to Short Sleeve for a Summer Look”

  1. I love DIY projects like this, and you did a great job on sewing it. I wish I was that good with sewing. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with Saturday Spotlight. Hope to see you at this weeks party!

    April
    Angels Homestead

    Reply
  2. I love DIY projects like this, and you did a great job on sewing it. I wish I was that good with sewing. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with Saturday Spotlight. Hope to see you at this weeks party!

    April
    Angels Homestead

    Reply

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