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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Fancy Sweatshirt

Hello Readers. So, here we are, at home. It's time for comfortable clothes. I decided to keep sewing to keep myself entertained. I know everyone is very stressed out and worried. I can relate, it is a weird time. My family and I are all healthy right now so I am trying to stay upbeat.
For today's project I wanted to dress up this sweatshirt, so that's what I did.

Let me be clear, there is nothing wrong with this sweatshirt. This shirt was plain and simple which means it is easy to refashion.
I think the normal rules of getting dressed should be suspended during this time of home isolation. Sweats? Good. Pajamas? Good. Yesterdays pajamas? Good. You do you!
Here is some of my stay-at-home crew. 
 
What would I use to dress it up? I found these pretty floral shorts at a clothes swap. They are shorter than short and I would never wear them as shorts But. There would be all kinds of flabby mom tush hanging out. That wouldn't be good for anyone. I could take them apart and use them for parts. Like a chop-shop for stolen cars.

I also used this floral ribbon from my sewing stash. My mother-in-law gave it to me. I was going for a floral theme. 

 I added the ruffle from the shorts at the bottom of the sweatshirt. I used a zigzag stitch to keep the ruffle piece from fraying. I also added the ribbon because it was pretty and it hid the connection of the ruffle to the sweatshirt. I made the sleeves 3/4 length and put some ribbon on the ends of the sleeves to coordinate with the hem. It is just as comfortable to wear as it was before.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.

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