Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Twin Tops

Hello Readers. I am always on the lookout for clothes to add to my refashion pile. I got a couple of nice tops from a neighbor. They were a little too big but they were SO soft and cozy. You can see how much weight baggy clothes seem to add on me in the photo below. I don't believe in baggy clothes hiding extra body weight. I think it just seems to add more weight on so I avoid the big baggy look.

I had the same top in 2 colors. I liked the dark wine color and the rosy coral color too. They both had several fluttery, asymmetrical layers and a seam down the front. That front seam would be helpful.

I first wanted to make the shirts less low cut. I turned them inside out and took some fabric out by sewing a new seam down the middle of the front. I used the front seam seam to follow as a sewing guide. I turned them right side out and cut off the excess fabric.
And they looked ...exactly the same really. They were a bit smaller but they looked just the same as they did before. That was fine because I liked how they looked, I just didn't want them to de so low on me.

I also had to take some excess fabric out of the sides and the arms. It made the shirts fits so much better on me.
I didn't really like the asymmetrical hemline so I cut it off. There was just too much going on with these shirts. I wanted to simplify. The shirt originally had raw edges so I did the same thing. I cut the length I wanted and left the edges unfinished. Having no real hem made the front layers light and fluttery. This knit material doesn't fray at all so I didn't need to worry about it.

I now had 2 new soft and cozy shirts that fit well. And I can layer a sweater on top of them for cold weather. Both of these shirts ended up looking just like this one.

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

*Year end update- I thought I would wear these shirts all the time but the dangling ruffles got old and I didn't wear them anymore.


jenny_o said...

Good job making two useful, versatile tops. I've been layering like crazy this winter, too. It makes winter much more bearable to be cozily dressed.

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Jenny_o,
The more layers the better. I'm glad you liked the tops.
Happy Sewing to you!