A slight tweak to a chambray shirt

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 ).

This shirt is BP. brand from Nordstrom. It doesn’t look like they sell it anymore, but this is their current BP. chambray option.


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