Make A Cute Shirred Top From An Old Shirt

Have you ever been inspired by a great Pinterest pin? (Of course you have, you’re addicted like I am.) It happened to the talented owner of The Renegade Seamstress, and she created this cute shirred top from an oversized thrift store shirt. Check out her inspiration and her how-to-make it at the site!

Pin-spiration at The Renegade Seamstress

Turn a Men’s T-Shirt into a Cute Side-Gathered Top

Based on great response to a ‘what I wore Wednesday’ post that wasn’t a tutorial, Mandy accepted the challenge … and made an awesome tutorial for the same style shirt! She found the men’s t-shirt at the thrift shop, refashioning it into this cute side-gathered top. Get all the info at her site!

Side Gathered Shirt – Tutorial – men’s shirt refashion at Sugar Bee Crafts

Sleeveless to Flutter Sleeves!!

Kristina shows you how you can change a plain, sleeveless top into a beautiful, striking top with flutter sleeves. You don’t have to be an expert seamstress — just follow her simple directions! For this project she used three colors of chiffon — you can make it however you like!

Constructing: Flutter Sleeve at Kristina J.

Dress Up A Plain Top Into A Banded Cardigan!

Kate cleaned out her closet and found a top that made an awkward shirt … but would make an amazing cardigan … with cute neon banding! Check out how she did it and get to work on your own refashion.

Neon Banded Cardigan at See Kate Sew

Makeover a Top with “Ruffley Shoulder Business”


Things we love: Anthropologie. Inexpensive makeovers. Stylish updates. And they’re all here. Check out what Ruby did with this shirt makeover: Inspired by the $560 original dress, she updated a sweater (and upcycled another) with “ruffley shoulder business,” giving the stylish Anthro look at a fraction of the price. We love it!

Ruffley Shoulder Business at Ruby Murray’s Musings

Make a Woman’s Bow Shirt from a Men’s Polo Shirt!

Lisa got a brand-new-but-never-worn polo shirt from her father-in-law … and with some ingenuity, seam picking and sewing, refashioned this cute striped top with a perfect bow collar.

We love it — and we can imagine this as both a long top and, if the shirt’s big enough, even a summer dress!

Men’s Polo To Woman’s Bow Shirt Refashion at Grey Luster Girl