On Pinterest I found a cute sweater with multi-color sleeves, and I thought, “That’s super cute! And I can do that!” Instead of a replicating as a sweater, I took one of my husband’s old ringer T-shirts and rummaged through my bag of knit remnants saved from my quillow project. Dark green and dark blue complemented the grey T-shirt, and a few strips of white knit added a bit of pop. What drew me to this project was the sleeves contained the same colors but the sleeves weren’t identical or uniform. I knew I could easily create multi-color long sleeves if they didn’t have to be completely identical.


Because the shirt was a little snug and a little too short, I made an asymmetrical cut and added dark blue knit. Unfortunately, in my stash I couldn’t find just one shade of dark blue — I had at least four different shades. So, I used all four shades to make the shirt a tad bigger and longer. While I am happy with the results (especially the sleeves), the bottom portion isn’t the greatest or prettiest.


What I did:

  • Snipped off the dark blue elastic band on the sleeves
  • Picked out complementary knit fabrics from my stash
  • Used a cut off long sleeve (from an old T-shirt in my quillow project) as my template
  • Created two long sleeves from the different colored knit fabrics
  • Added new sleeves to the shirt
  • Admired my handiwork in the mirror longer than necessary
  • Added extra fabric to make the shirt a tad bigger and more girly

Categories: 2016 Resolution: 12 Challenges, Jennifer Elliott

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5 replies »

  1. I’m still learning like you, as I’m making working through refashioning my old tops. I enjoy reading your refashions and challenges. Keep the information coming. I like it!

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