Do you remember this post? I finally got around to redoing the blouse.
Once I started, it was pretty simple. It only took me about 30minutes from start to finish. Not bad for a $3 shirt! I was pretty fearless since I've had the shirt hanging around for so long...and being so cheap.
First, I removed the sleeves. Then I put the shirt on the dress form to get an idea of where I wanted to cut the opening at. I drew right on the shirt and cut it. I reused the fabric from the sleeves to make bias tape to finish the edge of that opening I cut. For the sleeves, I just used my serger and then turned the ends under. Then I took some elastic to sew underneath so that they would be a bit poofy. Using some more of the sleeves, I just made a long tube and sewed the ends onto the collar to make the bow. Pretty easy, right?
Refashioning is fun since there are no rules. Just have a vision and attempt execution. If it doesn't really work out, that's fine too, because you've learned something along the way!