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I finally finished spring-cleaning my closet. Do you find it as hard as I do to throw out old clothes? Luckily it is very easy to sew new clothes from old. Scroll down for a little inspiration!

Today I sewed a Dove Tee in size six for my daughter out of an old t-shirt that was a size Medium. I was even able to reuse the old hems by folding the hem allowance on the pattern piece out of the way when I cut the pattern pieces out.

In order to position the fabric, I first cut the sleeves off along the armscye seams. Then I cut the shoulder and the side seams, folding the front and back in half along the grainline.

Once the pieces were all cut out, I stitched the shoulder seams and the neckband. Then I stitched the sleeves on, taking my time to ease the sleeve into the armscye. This was a little tricky because I left the sleeve stitching on from the older shirt. No sense in redoing perfectly good seams!

After that, all that was left to do was to sew the side seams. And just like that, my daughter has a new shirt.

Have you refashioned anything lately? I’d love to see what you’ve made! Post in the Facebook group Owl Creek Pattern Company, or hashtag #ReuseReuseRefashion on Instagram! Don’t be shy!

Happy Sewing 🙂

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