I bought this shirt brand spankin’ new at DressBarn. *Gasp
I really liked it… but after a while the sleeves began to annoy me. They were at a really awkward length. They were too loose-fitting to pull them up past my elbows, and if I undid the buttons they hit the middle of my forearm… I don’t know. They just bugged me. So I decided to simply shorten them.
I cut just above the button.
I folded the material “up” instead of down, just like I did with my Nanny’s Blazer. I guess we could call it a reverse hem…
To pick up the gold of the zipper I used some metallic gold thread and sewed the new hem with a simple straight stitch.
I really wanted the gold thread to stand out so I decided to go over the original stitch a few times. I could’ve just selected the more decorative triple straight stitch that I normally do, but I was scared the metallic thread wouldn’t like that 🙂
I wore this for our Mother’s Day festivities.
We have a good time together 🙂
Sometimes it’s the little and simple fixes that make all the difference. I prefer the sleeves much better like this!
Hope everyone had a special Mother’s Day.