Monday, November 21, 2016

More Pattern Mixing

Hello Readers. My last post was a mix of stripes and plaid. I have 2 more patterns to mix today. Today's project started with two shirts. I found them at different clothes swaps and noticed they were the same exact colors. You may say it is just a coincidence but I don't believe in coincidences. I say it is a refashion match made in heaven. Refashion fate!

This is shirt #1. It had a nice pattern and was a bit too big on me, but that's good. It will make a great dress, or part of a dress.

I cut the body out of the shirt. That will be the skirt of my new dress. The bottom hem of the shirt will be the bottom hem of the dress. It will look good with the finished hem. And it will be fast because it's already done.

The arms of the shirt I used to cut 2 long narrow pieces from the top of the sleeves. I needed those pieces for the next step. Read on.

Here is shirt #2. It had some cool stripes and it was too small on me. That's OK, I have a plan.

I cut the striped shirt open on the sides. I cut close to the side seams. I could have picked the stitches out but it would have taken a long time. I just cut the seams out of the shirt. It was a lot easier and faster.

Here is where those pieces from shirt #1 come in. I made sure those strips of fabric were evenly cut and I sewed them into the striped shirt. I matched the ends of the patterned pieces with the ends of the sleeves of the striped shirt.

The underside of the sleeves look as nice and neat as the more visible parts of the sleeves. The sleeves have a well finished look with no raw edges.

You can see here how I put the extra pieces of fabric into the striped shirt. It made the striped shirt big enough to fit comfortably. 

Here is my finished dress. I love the two patterns together. This dress was a little shapeless and boxy so it really needed a belt.

I could pose normally, but that is no fun.

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


whatthesew said...

This ensemble looks very comfy and the patterns work well together.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks whatthesew. They were meant to be together, haha.

jenny_o said...

This is so cute! I like how the pattern of the skirt is repeated in the top - it looks professional!

I'm getting caught up with reading back posts. Your refashion output is amazing and your finished garments always nicely done. I may not comment on every one but I read them all!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks jenny_o! It's always nice to hear from you. :)