Monday, November 21, 2016

Swapping body parts

It all started when I visited a local eco fair and saw some cool shirts for sale. Basic T-shirt shapes are not flattering on me, but I loved the unique prints, so I snapped one up in the largest size they had - I knew I would end up refashioning it in some way, so wanted as much fabric as possible.
The weather finally started to cool down a bit, and I realized I don't really have any long sleeved T-shirts (I'm rarely cold enough for sweaters).
I dug out the T-shirt, and pondered. After a bit more rifling through the refashioning bags, I found a $3 thrifted bargain - a huge, soft man's shirt, new, with tags.

I chopped off the sleeves off both shirts, and trimmed the grey ones to flatten the sleevehead more like the ones from the blue T. I overlocked them on, and did a topstitch around the seam.
Then I cut away the neck, and used the hem of the man's shirt to make a contrast edge, again overlocking on and topstitching.
It's still a sloppy shape, but will be a cosy winter top that I can throw on with jeans! More on the blog.


Chickie Walsh said...

The design is great, I can see why you wanted to used it. The slouchy T is great too.

cfortin said...

Very cute. I love the screen print.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab