#144 – Peasant Shirt Redo

Peasant Shirt Redo
I found this cute little cotton peasant shirt at Target this weekend. I liked everything about it except that it had elastic in the hem. I’m sorry but if you are not a rail thing thing a shirt that blouses up over an elastic hem is not the most attractive thing.
Peasant Shirt with elastic waist
I figured removing the elastic wouldn’t be a big deal, just cut open the hem in one spot & pull out the elastic. Of course nothing is ever that easy is it. The elastic was actually sewn into the hem to prevent it from twisting. So, I ended up having to take out the whole hem, cut the stitches holding in the elastic & them resewing the whole hem. Not a hard project by any means but more time consuming than I had planned. It was worth is though because the shirt is really cute without the elastic & may become a staple in my summer wardrobe.

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5 Comments to #144 – Peasant Shirt Redo
    • Psychgrad
    • I have a shirt that is kind of like this. I don't mind the elastic except it has completely twisted inside. I'm assuming, then, that it's not sewn into the hem. Maybe I should go ahead and do it myself.

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