I love this shirt. I hate the little flutter sleeves. I can't even call them sleeves. They are little flaps that stick straight out from the shoulder. One wrong move or the slightest breeze will flip them straight up, where they prefer to stay. So I never wear the shirt.
I looked at it last night and thought about how I could add real cap sleeves. I didn't want to put some other fabric on it. That would look cheap. Then I realized that the little flutter flaps were probably made of quite a bit of fabric since they were so gathered. I took out the seams, ironed it flat, and sure enough--there was enough fabric to make cap sleeves that fit all the way around the arm opening.
I also noticed when I took the "before" picture that a button was missing from one of the front pockets. My solution? Cut the other button off, too. Way simpler than trying to find a matching button.
Voila! I love my shirt again.
3 years ago