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Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Welcome to spring, everyone!  I know it’s officially been spring for about two weeks, but it hasn’t felt like spring. Today, I’m refashioning a plain white, long-sleeve jersey shirt. We’re going to upcycle this shirt into something a little jazzier, with some dip dye and lace.  Another great t-shirt refashion, here we come!

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Here’s a close approximation of the shirt, since I forgot to take a before picture.  Except mine was, like, XXL.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

First, let’s do some dyeing!  I used Rit All-Purpose Powder Dye, Purple for our new Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Following the instructions using hot water and salt, I dipped the top part into the bath …

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

… and came up with this!

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Now the bottom half.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

After drying it out (I like to sun-dry it because I think it helps the color set better), I laid it out on the floor and put a well-fitting t-shirt on top as my guide.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Here you can see the lines.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Sew up the sides with a zig-zag binding stitch.  It’s a stitch kind of like this one.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

After cutting the excess material from the sides, I then cut the corners near the sleeves in a perpendicular cut, near the sleeve seam.

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I used my t-shirt as a guide again, and measured the shoulder seam to the sleeve, to mark where the sleeve should end.

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Then, I marked from the armpit to that spot, and cut along the line. Since jersey doesn’t need to be sewn, I just left the edge raw since it’s hard to make a sleeve if it’s attached already.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

The last piece was the lace part around the collar.  I happen to have this shirt sitting around, so I used it’s collar.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Off it comes.

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

And on it goes!

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Here’s the final result!

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

With love,



What are your orchid inspirations for spring? Let me know in the comments!

 

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