Thursday, January 24, 2013

Breezy Tee

This dreadful dress came from a clothes swap a few months back. It may not look great now, but trust me, with its lightweight cotton fabric, this will make the perfect tee for a Texas summer. And although we reveled in a rare snowfall only a week ago, it is currently 77F/25C outside, so the heatwaves are just around the corner, I fear.

Breezy Tee Refashion

I chopped off the skirt and sleeves and took in the sides of the shirt. Then I used the leftover sleeves fabric to make a binding for the bottom hem. Super simple but so much better!

Breezy Tee Refashion

As always, more details and pics can be found at CarissaKnits.


Lisa @ OneRedShoeBlog said...

Looking at the first picture, you have to wonder what they decided on that sleeve length. Three-quarters sleeves can look good, but not at all on this one.

So what are you going to do with the skirt part?

Carissa said...

Yeah, the sleeves had elastic, so perhaps they were meant to be worn pushed up and blousy. I don't know, but I certainly didn't like it.

The skirt has rejoined its comrades in my refashion pile, to what end is still unclear at this point. But don't be surprised if you see it again!

Frances Brough said...

Vast improvement on the original garment! Well done!

La La Lauren!!! said...

Too me it seems like it was meant to be a shirt and not a dress. It looks great!