I’ve had this chambray shirt for a couple of years (maybe even 3?) and recently realized that it’s not really in my shirt rotation anymore. I’ve been meaning to sell it at Buffalo Exchange, but then I just happened to see a woman in the elevator with two navy stripes sewn on her chambray shirt sleeve and I thought, BINGO.
I didn’t have any navy bias tape, which is what I would recommend if you want to do this yourself, so I just cut two strips of the navy fabric I had into 1 1/2″ strips on the bias. It takes a little longer this way, but still gets the job done. The navy fabric I used is actually left over from this shirtdress I made last year.
I used my favorite sewing supply ever, this Chakoner chalker, to mark off where the two 1″ strips of fabric should go. Then I pinned them down before sewing them to the sleeve. (You can also get Chakoner chalk refill packs ).
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