My self-challenge: Back to Elementary School Wardrobe started last August:
Goal #1: 10 Re-fashions each month beginning August when I returned to teaching.
Goal #2: Shop from the closet. No new / used clothing for this school year.
Goal #3: Shop from the sewing stash for Re-fashion materials.
I have bought only 2 pieces of fabric for a Re-fashion and 4 pairs of winter tights.
Since I cannot shop, I am checking Winter lounge wear for items in need of mending or Re-Fashion.
BEFORE: Wind pants in the at home lounge-wear. These nylon pants were scratchy and very uncomfortable. But they had lots of wear left in them.
- Use a seam ripper to open seams in outer legs and waistband.
- Fold up legs to meet hems at waist-band. Cut to length for shorts.
- Cut new side inserts from the old leg bottoms. Insert, serge, topstitch in place.
- Use old t-shirt to cut new waistband facings. Re-insert old elastic.
AFTER: Paper-bag waist Shorts for summer gardening at the RanchHouse.
Paper-bag waist shorts for summer gardening
Leg bottoms cut for new side inserts in shorts.
Old t-shirt cut to make facing
for new paperbag waist
Nylon wind pants legs were scratchy