Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Sleeve Shirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I made a new shirt because this patterned blouse got a hole in it.

Can you see the hole in the pattern? It was small but it was right in the front of the blouse. I couldn't wear it like that.

I decided to save the sleeves and the little bow at the neckline. I just needed another shirt to put them on.

 I had this great blue mini dress. I cut the sleeves off and made it a little more narrow in the back. It already had a seam down the back so I just stitched along using it as a guide.

I used a t-shirt that fit well to use a pattern and marked the blue shirt. I stitched new side seams and then added the puffy sleeves from the blouse.

You can see the bow so much better now. I liked how the puffy sleeves looked with the fitted blue shirt. 

Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Transformation de tee-shirt

en ce moment je ne pense pas toujours à faire les photos "Avant" , alors comme là je n'ai pas oublié je vous présente une transformation de tee-shirt en sweat ........

J'aime vraiment ce patron (Indigo de LMV) de par sa coupe que je trouve très féminine et en plus qui me permet de recycler......

Pour en savoir plus c'est Ici 
a bientôt , Elisa Elisa

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The Beef Burgundy Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. Do you get hand-me-downs from family? I got one from my own daughter. She gave me this soft cozy sweatshirt dress.

This dress fit her great. Me? No. I wanted it to fit well or it would just be a shapeless baggy sweatshirt dress. I made the cowl neck a little smaller in the back. I also made the skirt smaller too. I had to make it shorter as well. (#shortgirlproblems)

I liked the new fit. It wasn't tight, it just fit better.

The dark burgundy color inspired me to try and cook Beef Burgundy. I got the beef and the wine... but then I had no cork screw. (Cooking isn't my thing.) You can see more details about this project and my cooking at I Can Work With That.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Pretty Green Dress Unhalterneck'ed

I loved the design, the fit, and the colour of this dress, and it was even my size. 
But it had a tight halterneck-like neckline. I hate when something is tight around my neck.

I cut away the strap in the front and hemmed the edges.

In the back I also cut the strap off (I forgot to take a before photo of the back, but it was like the front). I found a pretty piece of ribbon which I buttoned to the existing buttons. It can be replaced as desired.

Much more comfortable around the neck. Now all I need is a party! :-)

Friday, January 04, 2019

Super Hero Week; Robin

Hello Refashion Co-op. I really wanted to focus on something fun and casual and a superhero shirt seemed like both.

I had these two items waiting to be worn. The Robin nightshirt was too long and the cropped sweater was just not being worn. I didn't like the fit across the chest. But together, they could be something more.


I put the black sweater on my dress form and then I put the Robin night shirt on top. I used a lot of pins to secure them together around the armholes. I didn't want them to shift around at all when I was sewing them together.

I stitched them together and cut away the body of the sweater. I liked the sheer mesh, it looked like what a superhero would wear. I didn't want it to be blocked by the black sweater.

I cut the nightshirt to the length I wanted and gave it a new hem.
This was fun to make and fun to wear.

Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.