In a Nutshell

Refashioning flounce sleeves out of a sweatshirt. I used two types of fabric remnants to create more textures and visual interest to the petal-like sleeves. This DIY project is inspired by a garment upcycling feature in Koko Yamase’s “Kakkoii Couture Remake” book.

Key Materials

The main materials for this DIY Fashion project were Uniqlo x Merchant & Mills sweatshirt, a gray/white knit fabric remnant, and polyester chiffon fabric remnants. A piece of cotton scrap, transfer paper, tailor’s chalk, and tracing wheel are used to transfer self-drafted patterns. French curves and basic machine sewing supplies completed the list.

Process and Result

After a few hours of trials and errors of making and revising the initial plan, the layered flounce sleeves have replaced the original long sleeves of the sweatshirt. The unfinished chiffon edges add beautiful fraying textures. Blog post coming soon.

Flounce Sleeves Sweatshirt - DIY Fashion Garments | fafafoom.com

Flounce Sleeves Sweatshirt - DIY Fashion Garments | fafafoom.com

Flounce Sleeves Sweatshirt - DIY Fashion Garments | fafafoom.com

Flounce Sleeves Sweatshirt - DIY Fashion Garments | fafafoom.com
Flounce Sleeves Sweatshirt - DIY Fashion Garments | fafafoom.com

Flounce Sleeves Sweatshirt - DIY Fashion Garments | fafafoom.com