Thursday, August 25, 2016

High Fashion

Haaaiiiii!

I have been absent. I have been busy. I have not really been sewing :( But between the overtime I've been putting in for my job and all my social obligations, I've managed to knock together this project. It only took me like... A month. Enjoy!

I've had this shirt for a while. You may remember it from my inaugural serger post! I realized I don't hardly wear it because I really don't like the neckline. It's too close to a turtleneck for me and turtlenecks make me feel like I'm choking.

I decided to add the silky emerald bottom to the new top of a t-shirt! I dug around my refashion box and found this top. I love the gemstone pattern and I thought it would make for a haute 'mixed media' look. The top had weird sleeve tabs and two pockets ON the front...

Like, this is the chest. And these two tiny pockets are right next to each other. Whaaattt. 

So I picked off the weird shoulder roll tabs and the bizarre front pockets. I then cut the green top off under the arms and pinned it at where I wanted the high point to be in the front

Then I pinned it at the low point in the back

I folded the shirt in half and cut from the high mark in front down to the low mark in back

And then using some kind of intelligence, did the same with the green part, using the cut off from the gem shirt as a guide

Pinned right sides together, sewed, and serged

Tah dah! No, it's not crooked. I tried it on myself and it's perfectly straight. I have no idea why it looks so lopsided on Addie. 

And the back!

Side, where you can see the transition from high to low!

Once I run it though the wash, it should be smoothed out and ready for my high-fashion life!

~Illy

2 comments:

jennifer elliott said...

I love this refashion! What a fabulous idea! Isn't it kind of funny how things look a little odd on the dress forms, but it looks perfect on us? I had a few refashions that turned out like that. Great job.

Jennifer, EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Nice job combining the fabrics!

-TheRefashStash