My son still fits his winter clothes, but the day time temperatures are in the eighties. As I was rummaging through his drawers trying to find a short sleeve shirt, I stumbled upon several “double” sleeve winter shirts. I realized if I cut off the mock under sleeve, I could greatly increase my son’s summer wardrobe.
This “double” sleeve style shirt was popular last winter. It mocks the layered style that my teen age son wears of putting a short sleeve shirt over a long sleeve shirt. However, in this case it is just a single layer shirt with different color long sleeves. You can easily remove the long sleeve and turn these shirts into short sleeve shirts without having to do any sewing.
I put one hand through the sleeve and rolled back the “short sleeve” seam to expose where it is attached to the different color long sleeve.
I used small needle point scissors to cut the long sleeve portion away very close to the seam. You want to get as close as you can without actually cutting the seam.
This is what it looks like on the inside of the short sleeve after you have cut away the fabric from the long sleeve.
Voila! Two new summer t-shirts. It took me 5 minutes and didn’t cost me anything to create these short sleeve shirts. I love “shopping” in our closets!
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