Friday, October 20, 2017

Refashioning a Refashion

Hello Readers. How are you today? Have you been refashioning lately? I like the constant change and creative fun of sewing. It doesn't always make sense but some of the things I make get worn over and over and sometimes, an item just doesn't get worn at all. I usually try and correct that by refashioning the piece again.

I made this gray top out of a big men's T-shirt. You can see how I made it here. I liked it when I made it but I didn't wear it often. I don't know why I didn't wear it, it just seemed to hang in the closet. It wasn't fair, it deserved to get out a little and have some fun.

Why didn't I wear this? I don't know. It was cute. I'm crazy.

I have had this skirt for a few years. I have always liked it. It is a heavy weight knit and it fits fine. It was very simple and classic. I like the heathered fabric. I decided to jazz it up a little by combining the shirt and skirt. 

I cut the ruffle off the bottom of the shirt. Snip, snip. It was done. I didn't have to worry about fraying because knits don't usually fray at all. 

I used my machine to stitch the ruffle on the bottom of the skirt. I can tuck the shirt in the skirt now with the ruffle removed. The ruffle at the bottom of the skirt is just fun. I am crazy about it. If at first you don't succeed (with the refashion) try, try again. Happy sewing to you, wherever you are today.

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


KD said...

Very nice outfit! You look so elegant! I don't seem to find outfits in stores any more, so I sew them for myself. I feel more dressed up with a coordinating outfit.

I Can Work With That said...

Hi KD, thanks for the comment. Sewing makes getting dressed so much more fun doesn't it.
Happy sewing to you.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Cute! I loved the top as it was, but it looks great as it is now too! Thank you! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Hazel! I like to change things up sometimes. Just for fun. Thanks for the comment.