Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Two Shirts Become One

Ever had a mystery item just appear in your laundry? A few weeks ago, while folding laundry, my mom found this blue shirt.

For some reason part of the back was cut out. She asked me if I knew anything about it. Nope, but once I saw it I had a few ideas of what to do with it!

First I evened up the cut out section on the back, then I got to work figuring out what to fill it in with.

My first thought was a vintage doily, but I wasn't too crazy about that idea once I started digging through my doily box, nothing was quite right!

Then I found this white lacey shirt in my closet. I picked it up a year ago at a thrift store, but it's a bit small so I never got around to wearing it. I decided it would be perfect combined with the blue shirt. I cut the back out of this shirt, and finished cutting the back out of the blue shirt.

Then I sewed the two together. I cut the sleeves off to half-length, then used the scraps of blue fabric to fill in under the lace, saving me from having to wear a tank under this shirt!

Not to bad for a cut up shirt found in the laundry, huh? Now if only we knew how it got there to begin with!

This was a fun and easy project to get done before I submerse myself in sewing Christmas presents. to see some more of my currant projects visit me at The Sewing Goatherd!

                   The Sewing Goatherd


Catherine1216 said...

You have ghosties leaving you gifts in the laundry. This turned out nicely.

RanchHouse said...

Such a pretty save Thanks for sharing
Mary @ RanchHouse EOD