Hello Readers. This is the last post in a series of pink clothes. Today I have 2 shirts to show you.
Here are my pink shirts. The little pink shirt is really little. It is a very low cut half shirt that I have never worn. Why? Because I am a 46 year old mother of 3, all kinds of pale stretched marked mom body would be oozing out of this little shirt. But that coral pink color is one of my favorite colors. That is why it made it's way to the refashion pile.
The second shirt is a plaid button down shirt. It fit well but every shirt like this I have ever worn has gaped open between the buttons across the chest. It is very annoying and that means I have to have a shirt underneath so I don't embarrass myself by flashing people.
I decided that I would make a little tube top to wear under things. I have made a few and they are handy when things are too low cut. I cut the shoulders off this shirt to start with.
I made a small opening in the hem of this little shirt. I threaded the elastic all the way through until it came back out the little hole I had made. I tied a knot and I was done. Sometimes The elastic isn't needed, and the shirt can stay up on its own, but this shirt needed a little help.
I flipped this shirt upside down so that the elastic is at the top. The elastic will keep the shirt up high enough to cover all the bits and pieces that I want to stay covered.I flipped it upside down so that the finished hem is what you see at the top. It looks nicely finished and was super easy to do.
I did a little sewing on the front of this plaid shirt. I stitched over the stitches that were already there. This was going to keep the shirt completely closed at all times but there is no change to the appearance of the shirt. I didn't want the shirt to look weird or different, I just wanted it to stay closed and lay flat.
This picture is a little weird, I mean who holds their shirt like this? I was trying to point out the changes I made in both shirts and make them very visible.
Strange pose with a purpose!
Thanks for reading this post, now go make something fun for yourself.
*Year end update- I wore this shirt as much as possible because it was so light weigh and comfortable.