Sports Team T-shirt Refashion

Sports Team T-shirt Refashion

Guess what? We thought we had until the 1st to get moved…but we found out we only had 2 days. I fell to my knees and prayed because I didn’t know what else to do. It felt like the wind was just knocked out of me. Krystal showed up with my nephews and calmly started packing, baby Sofie even wrapped dishes in newspaper. I was still picking myself up off the floor. And then my uncle showed up with a semi. And a whole bunch of friends showed up with a whole bunch of trucks. And it all fell into place somehow. I cried the entire drive, in our “train” of trucks filled with everything we own. It was amazing to know that we had all these people who love us. So we are here, at the farm! And we’ve gotten the place set up, sort of. We even have a birthday party planned for tonight. Unpacking is ongoing, and I have no sewing room to speak of…but I am so happy and it feels like home here!

the pasture
I have a few projects to show you, and hopefully there’s enough content to keep my blog from falling apart while I set up the new house. Sewing and blogging keep me sane, I think. I need you guys…because I can’t afford therapy. I’m a selfish blogger. I try to write posts that you’ll like, but I mostly use my little piece of internet real estate as a diary of sorts. So thank you for reading, sharing, commenting…that means I’m not talking to myself. It’s a great feeling to know you guys are cheering me on; and understanding that relocating my sewing room sort of feels like an extended stay at crazy camp.
DIY Sports Team T-Shirt Refashion
In the meantime, I’ll regale you with my sports team T-shirt refashion. This project was from a while back when I went to a Oklahoma City Thunder game with hubby. I showed you how to deconstruct a t-shirt for maximum refashioning; and promised to show you the finished product soon.
Sports T-Shirt Refashion | Jalie 3245
Here’s to keeping my promises:) Despite my careful cutting, I was a bit shy of the fabric I needed and lost about an inch on each side of the side seam up near the bust. This meant a bit of reshaping the sleeve.
Oklahoma City Thunder T-Shirt Refashioned into Raglan | Jalie 3245
I still crammed myself into it for the game, but gave it to Krystal shortly after. (Meet Sofie, Julian & Evan’s mama!) The blue fabric doesn’t have much stretch, but at least she doesn’t have uniboob like I did.
Sports Team T-Shirt Refashion | Jalie 3245
I used Jalie 3245, the raglan top. I’ve traced off my size and Bella’s, and we both have 3-4 each in our closets. I’m more obsessed with Jalie patterns every time I use them. I bought this tracing paper
* (Amazon affiliate link) and don’t even complain about tracing them off anymore. The projects turn out so well and I use them so often enough that i don’t mind. Cindy from Siestas & Sewing told me it was worth it, especially for the size range. She was right! Next time I’ll show you this top without any fabric shortages. See you soon, and hopefully I can share some photos of the new place!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Justine

    Yay! I’m so happy for you. Green acres here we come! And the top looks very hot mama! It’s hard to find attractive and feminine sports stuff,so great refashion!
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  2. Cindy

    Congrats on the big move! Glad that you’re liking the Jalie patterns. You sure can’t beat all those sizes in one pattern…even if you do have to trace the size you need off.;) The shirt looks great!
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  3. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Hooray for family and friends Amy! It’s heartwarming to read how everyone pitched in and helped with the move. We’re here, we’re reading, and we understand if your posting is going to be a little less predictable while you get settled in.
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  4. Gina

    I hope your unpacking goes smoothly and you can get some kind of sewing space set up for yourself moving is so much work it it is so awesome that you are on the road to your dream home!! Nice to meet Krystal!!!

  5. Emily

    so cute! I thought you got a hair cut.. then I realized it wasn’t you! WOW< so crazy about your move, but glad you made it!
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  6. nina entrekin

    Glad to hear you were able to move out so quickly with the help of loved ones. Congratulations on your move and your new ventures! How exciting! Nice job on your t-shirt!!!

  7. Donna

    I understand about sanity.. I love sewing and designing..of course you have wonderful friends you are wonderful people! Keep plugging away and you will be set up and back on track in no time at all. :)

  8. Pam @Threading My Way

    Sewing, blogging and gardening keep me relatively sane… LOL!!! How wonderful that friends and family came to the rescue. Looking forward to seeing more photos of the farm!!! Will have to check out that Jalie pattern.
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