Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My First Refashioning...size small



I have been really excited about changing up some clothes we already have and making them more usable, in one way or another. For my first attempt, I decided to try out a shirt from my neice that I saved from my sister's thrift store pile (even better than thrifting!! Completely free!) The shirt was one of Kelsey's favorite, but was too small. It was a girl's size 7/8 with 3/4 length sleeves. Here is the before photo (sorry it's bad).



Here is the after shot!


Basically the reconstruction was in the sleeves. I simply cut them off and reattached higher up the shoulder. I also cut off the seam running up the arm and on either side of the shirt. I resewed this seam to fit Sydney's size and hemmed the bottom. Lucky for me, the 3/4 length sleeves fit Sydney perfectly after the sleeves were sewn on, and the neck wasn't too wide for her. This took me a little bit of time, simply because I didn't know what I was doing...next time should go better. Overall, I rate it a success...new clothes for no money, and Kelsey thinks its really cool that Sydney is getting her hand-me-downs already!

5 comments:

Vallen said...

Repurposing clothes is the best - no cost, cool clothes and satisfaction!! Couldn't get better than that.

Stacy said...

You are sooo very creative!

amandajean said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOO impressed! Nice job at being resourceful.

Zach was puking yesterday after school and into the evening, and today he is laying around with a fever and rosy cheeks. Yes, motherhood is grand. and I get to see if it goes through all the kids or not. yay.

Sarah and Jack said...

Nice work!

Che Birba said...

Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:

http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2010/02/sewing-o-couture.html

I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog (on the column on righ there is the link for transalte my blog in numerous languages), bye bye Laura!