Peasant blouse or chemise from large tshirt

comments (2) November 12th, 2012 in gallery     

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Finished blouse
XL mens tshirt
First cut, approx 1 inch in from sleeve seam and two inches from the neck binding.
Stitched and ready for the ribbon.
Finished blouse

Finished blouse

I needed a quick chemise for a Halloween costume and made this peasant blouse/chemise in under an hour. The local craft store has tshirts in all sizes, colors and for a reasonable price.

I cut the neck starting about 1 inch from the sleeve seam and just under the neck  binding.

Fold over 1 inch and stitch. The knit fabric stretches and any bobbles in the stitching is covered up when you gather. Or you could use 1 inch seam binding to create a gathering channel.

I added lace that just peeks above the new neck and on the sleeves.

Thread a ribbon through the channel, gather and wear.

For the sleeves I made small slits near the under arm seam and threaded 1/4" elastic through to gather the sleeves.

I will be wearing this next summer! Maybe I'll make another in another color.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Carol Marion
posted in: gallery, fabric, wearable, restyle, lace, tshirt, remake, peasant blouse, chemise

Comments (2)

cmarion writes: You can find the tutorial here.

It is easy and inexpensive since it is made from a large or XL or XXL t-shirt or even larger if necessary. And cool and comfortable.

Posted: 5:05 pm on January 26th
breezytoks writes: how did you do this pls.its so nice
Posted: 6:55 am on November 13th
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