Has anyone whose handy with a needle done this sort of thing? I have a few long sleeve tees that a little tired but I feel could be transformed (upcycled/) into a nice short sleeve one maybe. Just wondered what more experienced dress makers thought...any tricks or advice appreciated.
I just cut off the excess sleeve and hem it tbh: I think a couple of times I’ve folded up some of the new hem into a sort of tuck and then atiched it so the new shorter hem is a bit more fitted, but nothing fancier than that.
Thank you, and were you pleased with the results? I was thinking of adding maybe some sort of trim to the hem as my hemming will be rubbish but I am conscious of not overdoing it. On the other hand I do want it to just look like I've hacked at one top to make another iyswim.
I do this lots. As well as other clothes recycling. Knitted jersey fabric wont fray, so no need to hem. If you do want to hem, cut 2cm longer than final desired length. If hemming, a twin needle on a machine gives a neat finish that will stretch so stitches don’t pop.