I bought a few items from Goodwill last weekend to modify as wardrobe additions. At this point, I've only managed to do one of them.
I went from this:
|Basic, black, long-sleeved button down. Nothing really wrong with it, but it's just dull.|
|Those are chemical structures embroidered on the tie. Awesome, I know.|
Basically, all I did was cut off the sleeves with about a 1" seam allowance. I then took the remaining portions of the sleeves and cut them into 2" wide strips. I folded them in half and then pleated them to fit the circumference of the sleeve hole. From there I sewed them on and added some topstitching for a decorative and functional effect.
I'm not a long-sleeved person, so I was very happy with how this turned out. A lovely new shirt for only $3.50!
Do you do any Goodwill modifications to clothes to make them more "you"?