I think this is one of my favorite clothing remakes, or refashion. The bubble sleeve brought out a good effect, and spruces up an otherwise ”normal” blouse.
You will need:
- Sewing machine/hand needle
- Old blouse/shirt dress.
- Extra fabric of your choice, *if the shirt dress doesn’t have enough extra fabric for the bubble sleeve*.
- Iron box & Iron board
Here’s the video tutorial:
- To downsize the shirt dress to fit my size, i used the easy fitting block as a template, and cut out. This was for the main body, and upper part of the sleeve.
- Join the sides of the shirt and the sleeves as well. Hem the shirt.
- Now for the bubble part, i used a circle design, much like in circle skirts. Only that this time, you’ll take the sleeve width measurement instead of a waist measurement.
- I made a mistake though, instead of taking the whole sleeve width, i only took half and forgot to double it. The good thing with circle designs is that, to make it bigger, you only need to deepen the circle, which i did.I still had to add an extra piece to the edge, to make it a bit longer. The video above shows how i did it.
- The sleeve also needs to be long enough, so that it can fold back, to create the bubble effect.
- So, i made pleats and sewed them, then joined the pleated part to the top circular part. This is then to be joined to the upper sleeve we did earlier.
- Now join the whole sleeve to the shirt, iron, and you’re done!
I hope this was helpful in a way. This was the final outcome))
I love that it’s casual, but the sleeves add a bit more of an interesting detail to it. What do you think?