Jeff has had this sweatshirt for so long and never wears it. I finally figured out that he doesn't like the neck/collar part so I put it in my pile of "projects to do." I have always liked that it is a shirt that is thick like a sweatshirt so I decided to make it mine!
(How do you like my 'props?')
I cut off the sleeves at the seam, used one of my own sweatshirts as a pattern and cut out the body. I sewed the side seams and reattached the sleeves.
I tried this thing on about a bazillion times with each step to make sure it fit right. I was pretty long and these hips don't do long shirts very well. I shortened it but I also wanted some kind of gathered waist. The easiest and fastest way to do that was to make a drawstring waist. There was a rather large seam at the bottom so I cut it off to use as my drawstring holder (I know, my terms are so technical). I used some of the excess fabric from resizing to cut into strips for the string. I sewed them end to end and pulled on them to make it curl.
At this point, I could have stopped but I wanted the sleeves to look a little more girly since it was such a masculine looking shirt to begin with given the wide collar and dark color. I cut them to about 3/4 length, gathered them and sewed the cuff back on. I think I'll have to redo this sometimes because the sleeves aren't as short as I would like them. I also wanted to cover up the Old Navy logo so I sewed strips of fabric all willy-nilly to cover it up and add some texture. (Um, who says that???)
There you have it. One shirt wasting away in the closet now has a use again!