Friday, April 5, 2019

The Boring Brown Shirt

Hello Readers. I try to save all my sewing scraps when I refashion. Today's post is about a shirt that started as the top of a boring brown dress.

Here is the scrap piece I had left after a refashion. It is basically a loose flowy tank top. It is very soft silk, which is why I have been saving it for so long. Everyone loves silk, right?

I used the bottom of this brown dress in another refashion project and the top of it has been waiting to be used for something. (Yes, that is my actual lazy dog. He did nothing but nap while I was sewing.)

I didn't want to turn the cut edge under because it would make this little brown tank a little too cropped for me. (My belly-button is my business.) I decided to use some light brown bias tape to finish the bottom of this shirt. The golden bias tape would add a little extra color to this plain brown tank.

Here is the finished shirt. The bias tape was also silk so the weight of the fabrics was a nice match. This will be a great summer shirt because it is sleeveless and the silk will breathe really well in the heat. The summer heat and humidity are coming, it seems far away but it will be here before you know it.

 I needed a sweater to stay warm while wearing this top today. The length turned out right at hip level. That was great because I wanted it long enough to cover my tummy even if I raised my arms.

 The original refashion was a couple years ago. It was called "The Boring Brown Dress", you can see it here.

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.
  *Year end update-This was great in the summer heat. It looks a little dressy but the silk is so comfortable in hot weather.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Lovely little top and that bias tape sets it off beautifully! Thank you! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks, I was glad to get it done before another summer came and went. :)