|My mom made me this shirt out of an old t-shirt: she used the sleeves for the body and the body for the sleeves!|
|Here are the sleeves from the white t-shirt before cutting. I had already used the body for something else, so it is cut off.|
|For the neck, cut the neck off the t-shirt, leaving a seam allowance intact.|
|Cut 2 sleeves. Use your template shirt for the curvature and length. I did these from the body of the black shirt so I wouldn't have to hem them again. I didn't have enough of the white shirt body to do the same, and had to hem those.|
|Add your name and size tags, if you have them. You could also mark the back with a piece of ribbon folded in half.|
|You now have a front and back with a collar at the neckline.|
|Stitch the shoulders. I used a chain stitch to save time and thread. Zig zag or serge to finish the seam.|
|Pin the top of the curve of the sleeve to the shoulder seam, right sides together.|
|Sew the sleeves on. Finish the seams.|
If you need to hem the sleeves, do it now.
|You now have a shirt with open sleeves and body.|
|Fold it in half and stitch up each side and along each armpit and down the sleeve. Finish the seams.|
If you need to hem the bottom, do it now.
|Your shirt is done!|