REFLECTIONS: Old thick cottom thermals are a favorite RanchHouse at home lounge and sleep wear. Before thinner "silkies" I wore them under winter clothing. In the 70's one co-teacher raised her skirt to show thick cotton thermals under her long skirt and boots.
BEFORE: Too snug thermal top in RanchHouse at home loungewear.
- Use a seam ripper to open sleeves/side seams.
- Leave sleeve in. Cut sleeve 1 “ down from the sleeve seam. Serge / turn to create the new facing. Topstitch in place.
- Cut new side inserts from old sleeves. Insert, serge, topstitch in place.
- Add lace to bottom edge.
AFTER: Sleeveless thermal to warm up RanchHouse at home flannels.
Sleeveless thermal under flannels
|Side panel cut from sleeves added to enlarge.|
|BEFORE: Snug thermal from RanchHouse loungewear|