Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Marriage of Two Shirts

Hello Readers. Today's project joined two shirts forever. (For better or worse.) I think it's for the better. Let's check it out.

I started with these two tops. One is a light weight, soft, silk sweater. The other is a cotton/poly blend with a nice pattern and a cute pocket that you will see later. The white sweater is not quite as roomy as I would like it to be. I am going to use the blue shirt to make the sweater a bit bigger.

First, I cut a triangle out of the back of the blue shirt. I just estimated the size and width by comparing the two shirts for length and width. My first try was too big and I had to cut it down by 5-6 inches. I also cut a slit down the back of the sweater. I started about 2 inches from the neck and cut straight down.

This triangle is too big, make yours a bit smaller.

I pinned the triangle in place and stitched them together. The sweater didn't fray but it did want to curl up. The pins helped with that. The blue shirt was very easy to work with.

Here is the back of the sweater. It fits better and I didn't lose any of the silk material. 

I decided the front needed something too. I cut the bottom front of the blue shirt off and attached it inside the bottom front of the sweater. It adds a little length to hide my muffin top. (No one needs to see that.)

I also unpicked the stitches holding the pocket on the shirt and just went over it with the needle and attached it to the front too. I used the bottom of the sweater as my guide to keep it from being crooked. I could have attached it at an angle. Maybe next time.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fabulous for yourself.


jenny_o said...

This turned out so well - thanks for the idea. I need more ideas for making clothing a bit larger. Love the colours together and the style you ended up with.

I Can Work With That said...

Glad you liked it!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This looks cool and unique! What a fabulous project! Thank you! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Hazel! This was a fun top to make.