So, I had this big oversized shirt...
and of course I just had to change it around and make...
But then I asked myself why I am making long flannel sleeves at the beginning of summer.
So, I got some requests for a tutorial...
I kinda did things in a weird order, so it might be tough, but I'll try my darndest.
1. I ripped the sleeves off the original shirt with a stitch ripper. This is a little time consuming, but it let me use the old sleeves for the cuffs on the new shirt (I'm not sure if that shows up in the picture or not)
2. I used a shirt that fits me really well to help me modify the sides of the shirt.
3. I cut sleeves out of the plaid fabric. I used a pattern I have for another shirt for this. ( I also attached the old sleeves as cuffs at this point.)
4. I stitched those sleeves up, and then onto the shirt body
5. I stitched up the sides of the shirt
6. I stitched up the armpits by hand. I hate armpits.
7. I drew the neckline I wanted in chalk, and then cut it out.
8. Oh, and hemming, of course
I used a serger for the whole thing. I also did most of it in the wee hours of the morning. I hope the steps I wrote out are coherent, but feel free to ask if you have any questions. Mostly I just held it up to myself to figure out what worked and what didn't.