1. Cut off sleeves (including the seams).
5. Take one sleeve and pin it, right side down, to the arm hole of the shirt. Pin and sew a straight stitch. I probably should have used a zig zag stitch on the edge as well to help with fraying, but I haven't done that yet.
Here is a closer look:
8. Lay the fabric over the pocket and cut about 1/2" wider than the original pocket. Fold the edges under and machine stitch around both sides and bottom of the pocket right to the shirt. Then, hand stitch the top down so that the pocket can still open.
I am proud of how it turned out and mostly because it was born out of creativity and not copy! Thank you dress form for allowing me the ability to drape and imagine! And, I suppose, Project Runway and Fashion Star have to get some of the inspirational credit as well :)