Yay! My confidence level just took a step up with my latest refashion! I recently bought this normal black-and-white striped shirt on clearance. The shirt fits fine and looks nice. However, during a recent shopping trip with my sisters, I leisurely combed through the clearance racks and found a lovely pair of floral leggings. I know leggings are back in style, but for some unknown reason, I refuse jump into the trend again. Not to mention, I strongly agree leggings ARE NOT pants and a tunic, a sweater, or a simple shirt should be long enough to cover the tush.
Anyway, I bought the cute floral leggings with absolutely no intention of wearing them. I immediately knew it would make my new striped shirt even better — turning the original 3/4 sleeves into full length sleeves and lengthening the shirt hem with the floral fabric. Plus, I’m starting small with the floral-stripe combination. If I can handle a striped shirt with contrasting floral additions, eventually I’ll feel confident to pull a floral skirt with a striped shirt (well maybe). I probably shouldn’t get too ahead of myself … let’s just stick to the shirt first.
What I did:
- Snipped off about 7 inches of the legs
- Added the floral tube to the sleeves of the shirt
- Cut the remaining leggings into four long strips
- Sewed strips together to create two separate longer strips
- Added one strip to the front hem of the shirt
- Added second strip to the back hem