How To Make Boxy Tops Using an Existing Shirt as a Pattern

So you want to sew your own garment, eh? Or maybe you want to dive into slow fashion. It's not as tough as it seems! Slow fashion can be easy as long as you are willing to take the time to be mindful. Thrifting is a great place to start. Buying second-hand is often like a treasure hunt. If you want to take it to the next level, repurpose your finds! For me, thrifting pieces that still have life is fun, but there's something exciting about sifting through the piles of well-loved clothing — trying to find a unique piece, pattern, or material that I think has potential to become something better.

When I started sewing, I knew I wanted to learn how to make pieces that I could actually wear. Unfortunately, I was entirely intimidated by patterns. I was afraid I wouldn't know how to read them, or worse, I'd do something totally wrong and waste material. I decided the way I was going to begin was by using something I was already familiar with: a pre-existing shirt that I knew I already loved. I like loose-fit clothing that is breathable and natural-looking. Lucky for me, those types of pieces are easier to sew.

I'll walk you through this step-by-step, "How-To". Please feel free to ask as me questions below or via email!