This refashion was quite an ordeal. The actual work time was about 2-hours from start to finish. BUT I had to deal with a bent needle on my sewing machine! Anyone who knows me knows that I don't care much for manuals. I am more a "figure it out on my own and consult the manual if it doesn't work as it should" kinda gal. Well, this was one time I had to break out the manual.
My sewing machine came with a Spanish and an English manual. Why could I only find the Spanish manual? Apparently, I hid the English one so well, I even hid it from myself!
Thankfully, after a 30-minute search, I eventually located it and was able to change out the needle and continue my work. Needless to say, this "simple" project took a lot longer than anticipated.
On to business. I pinned this idea about a year ago when I first got my sewing machine. I had 2-shirts I got a while back when I visited my folks in MA that were definitely a few sizes too big but they looked so comfortable as sleep wear so that's what I planned on using them for. But when I saw this idea, I figured, it would work for what I was trying to do.
|Frumpy and oversize shit. Ignore my camera tripod. Yes, it is a tiney tiny one. J often laughs when he sees it set up but it works! :-P|
|Neck and sleeves cut to the length I want.|
|I used a chalk to mark where I want to put the elastic.|
|Then pinned away.|
|Outside of the elastic sewed in.|
|Inside of the elastic sewed in.|
|Then it was on to the sleeves.|
|She's still going at it...|
|I know...I need to organize this but haven't had a chance to. Yes...it is a walking hazard.|
|While I finished up sewing, JOE entertained herself. Here is JOE's handy work. That's my Picasso waiting to be discovered!|
|The innocent face! I am just glad she wasn't writing on my iPAD. SMH!|
|And me wearing my refashioned top. What do you think?|
|I kinda like it! I have another one so I'll try to do a variation of this.|
|And if I decided to wear it to run simple errands, I can dress it down with flip flops.|
|Couldn't get a clear picture because my baby girl was hanging on to my leg. The joys of motherhood!|
|Before and after|
Expertise needed: Beginner. It really just needed the use of you own imagination once you figure out what you want it to look like.
Total approximate time: Like I said earlier, this took A LOT longer than anticipated! 2-hours to be exact. Considering it was very simple hemming stuff, that was WAAAYYYY too long. BUT on a positive note, I now know where my manual is :-).
Total spent on materials: $0. I already had everything at home.
Feedback: I like this. It is comfortable and so easy to make. I definitely plan on making it again.
Have a fabulously blessed week!