Making Stuff: Polo Shirt Refashion

by This is Carrie on February 1, 2009


This PTA-loving mom must have a “school-logo shirt”. This one went from a disappointing Men’s Medium Polo, to a women’s fitted polo with puff sleeves.
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Mama Krit February 1, 2009 at 11:51 pm

oh wow, thanks!!!
hmm… I wonder which of my husband’s shirts I can swipe to try this…
:)

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kelsimad February 2, 2009 at 12:00 am

that is adorable!! Are you going to do a tutorial? If not, how did you alter the sleeve to make it gathered?

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Chloe February 2, 2009 at 5:51 am

You little skinny minny – lookin’ hot :)

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This is Carrie February 2, 2009 at 5:06 pm

kelsimad–
There is a link to the basic tutorial (I just used the same method I use on my big T-shirts). The sleeve is a little trickier. I don’t have a lot of time for writing tutorials now, so if I were you, I would look for a pattern for a knit shirt with gathered sleeve and use the patten to cut the polo shirt sleeve.

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brenbot. February 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I like how your dog is jumping up on you.

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This is Carrie February 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

chloe,

it’s the angle – need to remember it for the future!

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casserole February 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm

I love this!! I blogged your project at Craft Gossip Sewing Blog:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/make-your-polo-shirts-flatter-your-figure/2009/02/02/

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Kerry May 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm

You did a wonderful recreation! I would recommend shortening the length on the polo next time. No reason to cover your tiny little toosh, its not helping your overall stature.

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Tracy Van Reet September 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

Hi,
Am trying to find the tutorial for the Men’s Polo to Women’s Fitted. The link goes to a redirect and then to the opps! the link appears broken screen. I’m working on a sewing/quilting program for the Girl Scouts in SE Texas and am sure this and the T-shirt redo will be a big hit.
Thanks

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This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie
September 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

Sorry about the link. Looks like I need to fix it. The tutorial i linked to is gives instructions on how to turn a boxy t into a fitted t. I did basically the same thong for the polo (but added the gathered sleeve). Here is the good link: http://thismamamakesstuff.com/2008/08/tutorial-fitted-t/

good luck!

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small resin ornament October 25, 2014 at 1:10 am

Great site. Lots of useful information here. I am sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious.

And certainly, thanks on your effort!

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