Friday, October 09, 2015

#3 Fall Travel Wardrobe: Sweatshirt to Fall Jacket and "Halloween Costume"

RanchHouse Sewing Goal: *Refashion 10 Items for Fall Travel/Work Core Wardrobe.
This is #3.

Fall Travel/Work Core Wardrobe:
*Up-cycled from Pre-retirement stash. Retirement did not take; I accepted consultant work.
*Needed for:
   -Casual Work / Early Childhood Center visits; think playgrounds and 3 yrs. olds
   -Travel / 4 weeks/ four states/ six flights/ pack light.
   -Great Lakes Region; as cold as our Texas winters.

Before:  Fall t-shirt, screen printed with hand painted details. Worn in my teacher days with denim skirts, khakis. Brown sweatshirt in the fall wardrobe. Lace from the stash.

After: Fall sweatshirt for travel and business casual.
My Halloween Costume; I am going as a retired teacher.

Steps:
*Remove, sleeves, all ribbings. Cut t-shirt front/backs apart.
*Pin t- in place, stitch, serge. Fold t- over jacket front to create a facing.
  Top stitch to hold in place and create quilted effect.
*Replace  neckband.
*Add lace trim.
*Be so happy that this worked!!!

After: Jacket.
Left side is the t- back;
Right side is the t- front.
After:
Shoulder/sleeve seam
After:
Inside front, folded over, top-stitched.
After:
Outside front, top stitched.


After:
Neck band sewn back on.


After:
Lace trim.






After:
With travel jeans.
Refashioned Mom jeans.
After:
With dress pants
Refashioned from men's pants.
After:
With Dirndl Skirt
Refashioned
 from two pencil skirts,


Before:
Used a brown sweatshirt
with ribbing removed.
Green goes back to stash.
Before:
Worn with denim skirts in my teacher days.




5 comments:

jenny_o said...

"costume - retired teacher" :)

Are you going to show us the refashion of the men's pants you show here, too?

Lovely job.

RanchHouse said...

Thanks jenny_o
Yes, I will show the men's pants. I did them a while ago, but I should be able to show some info, especially about the San-sa belt.

Renata Laura said...

That looks awesome, when i first saw the pic (of your finished make) i was thinking i love it as it is!

Andrea said...

I love this! And I'm somehow surprised that it came from a t-shirt (though by now I should know better ;p ) Hope you enjoy the Great Lakes region! I'm from Michigan myself :) Enjoy!

Andrea EOD

Dee said...

I love seeing your posts and the little bits of humour which you inject.