Today, I'm linking to the fun at Blue Cricket Designs
And Sew Cute Tuesdays @ Creative Itch
Lest y’all think I have some kind of magical sewing ability, I give you this story of a refashion that did not go exactly as planned. This is also a story of
perseverance stubbornness, because when my initial idea failed, I refused to stop sewing until I’d turned my train wreck into something I could wear. So, here you have the story of a shirt,
First, I cut off the sleeves and removed the pocket.
The dress looks pretty shapeless on the hanger, but I tried it on and belted it. It looked so cute! Very vintage waitress-y. But short. Very short. I raised my hands above my head, and hello! OK, so this dress idea was not going to work.
Side note, if you have a pre-teen daughter this would probably make a very cute dress for her!
Plan B. I cut a straight line from arm pit to arm pit. I folded the fabric over twice, pinned, and sewed to create a deep hem/casing for elastic.
That gave me this simple skirt. Comfy, but nothing special.
However, I discovered I could easily fake the look of a paper bag skirt. I pulled on the skirt, folded the elastic band over towards the inside of the skirt. Then I sort of poofed the fabric and tied it with a sash.
Ta-da an instant paper bag skirt.
When to comes to sewing, all you can do it keep trying until you hit on something you like!