DIY Pashmina Refashion – Number 3

Of the 3 pashmina refashions, this is the one where I treated the pashmina, essentially, as a piece of flat fabric. With the other two I utilised the full width and/or length of the pashmina as well as retaining the selvedges. They were completely patternless projects. For this make, I used an existing pattern, with one minor alteration….

Essentially, this one is an incarnation of the Hemlock Tee. The only difference being that instead of using the set in sleeve that came with the pattern, I adapted the pattern to incorporate a “grown on” kimono style sleeve.  Although the Hemlock Tee is designed with knits in mind, there was enough ease in this pattern for me to use it on a woven fabric like this pashmina…

To start I folded the pashmina in half length ways, then again width ways, placing the pattern piece on the folded long edge…

To create the kimono sleeve I simply extended the shoulder line up to the selvedge….

Starting on the selvedge, in line with the armhole notch on the pattern, I drew a curved line that blended into the side seam about 3″ down from the armhole notch….

Once cut and opened out I had two identical pieces.  Note the sleeve hems…they won’t require finishing as they are selvedges…..

Otherwise this make is a simple following of the Hemlock Tee pattern instructions, plus a patch pocket! Download it for free here. For me, it’s proving to be a fantastic “base” pattern, that I can tinker with and add little details too.
I guess you could call it a pattern crush then!

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  1. Deb Cameron September 24, 2013

    That is gorgeous! What a great idea

  2. Meg September 24, 2013

    Brilliant to make the hemlock tee short-sleeved. Love it!

  3. Ruth Procter September 24, 2013

    This is a great idea – might have to give it a try myself some time!

  4. grainline September 25, 2013

    Ooh awesome idea with the pashmina and the little sleeve!

  5. jamahistory September 26, 2013

    This is my favourite of the 3, but all of them are a great way to make something out of a fairly cheap supply of fabric, which comes in every colour imaginable! I think I’ll definitely be giving this one a try and maybe the others too! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Eva September 29, 2013

    It’s really nice and very original! I like it!

  7. Busy Elle Bee October 1, 2013

    Hello, I think out of all of the pashmina tops, this one is my favourite. Brilliant idea and a great result. I think this will be my next sewing project ๐Ÿ™‚


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