A few weeks ago I joined the cool kids and went thrift shopping. Kayla and I went together, and after wandering around Goodwill with three babies (between the two of us) in tow, I left the store with this beauty:
And if you happen upon a ginormous grandma shirt on your thrifting trips, you can make a cute blouse too.
Here’s what I did:
Step 1. Put on the shirt backward and, with a pin, mark the length you want the sleeve, minus the wrist cuff. Take off the shirt and fold the sleeve up (as shown below), matching the top of the cuff with your pinned mark.
Sew over the cuff seam, as seen below.
Step 2. Trim off the extra sleeve fabric and zigzag stitch or serge the raw edge. Repeat with the other sleeve.
Step 3. Try the shirt on again, backward, and measure how wide and low you want the neckline. My cut was about 8″ across and 2″ down. Take off the shirt and cut out the collar, down to your marks.
Step 4. Turn the shirt inside out, double fold down the neckline (about 1 cm per fold), and pin. Sew around the neckline, on the folded edge, with a straight stitch.
And, done! Scroll down to see how I styled it, and the before and after.