Today’s refashion doesn’t include a skirt…just to forewarn you! But I modeled the finished product with a skirt, so you wouldn’t go into withdrawal. Because I am 6 feet tall, I have all sorts of clothing problems. Not only are clothes generally too short in length, but sleeves are also too short and shoulders are rarely wide enough. So I have a few options: end up looking like I’m wearing my daughter’s clothes, buy specialty (read: very expensive) clothes, or I sew or refashion my own clothing. Today I present you a refashion of two shirts.
Both of these shirts were made of very lightweight, thin material, so they had to be layered for modesty sake anyway. So in honor of (Hint of) Vintage week I decided to refashion the two not-working shirts in to one that I would actually wear because they fit! Novel idea, I know, I know!
I’m not going to go through all the steps because there ended up being so many I can’t remember them all, and also it was the sort of project where you do a step, try it on, tweak it a little, sew another step, try it on, etc. until you H.A.T.E. the thing so bad you think you’ll just throw it away! This usually happens to me when I’m making something for myself, does it happen to you? But I’ve found if I take that hated garment and put it away out of sight when I’m finished for a few weeks/months, then when I discover it again I’m amazed at this great garment I made because I’ve forgotten all the mistakes and reasons I hated it! Does that ever happen to you, or is it just me?
Looking at the after pictures, it looks just like I’m layering two shirts, so maybe I’ll end up wearing it after all. I did make the shoulders wider, the top longer, and bigger around to accommodate my new nursing sized chest.
I have one more question for you, do you think I should wear this with the green skirt or the blue one? That is, if I ever decide to pull it out from the back of the closet where I’ve relegated it for the time being! I do love that vintage print though…
Make it beautiful,