Saturday, March 11, 2017

#48 Back to School Wardrobe: Plaid Work-Shirt to Spring Work-Vest

REFLECTIONS: Spring Break!!! I am far behind on my school year goal to Re-fashion 10 items per month. My Spring Break goal is to complete one item per day for the next 10 days.

BEFORE: Plaid cotton work-shirt
  • Re-fashioned years ago from men’s shirt.
  • I made the sleeves too short for easy wear over long sleeves.
  • Too snug for easy layering.
  • Collar was removed long ago
 STEPS:
  • Open side and sleeve seams.
  • Leave sleeve cap seam. Clip the sleeve seam. Trim sleeve 2” from seam. Serge.  Turn to make arm-hole facing. Topstitch.
  • Cut and insert side panel cut from the sleeves. I did not taper the panel so it would make an unfitted vest. Serge, topstitch.
AFTER: Casual lounge-wear vest to layer on cool mornings.
Perfect while sewing over Spring Break!
AFTER: Casual lounge vest.
 Perfect for Spring Break sewing!


AFTER: Back

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER: Did not taper for loose fit with layers.
Match on only one side.

Before: Short sleeves
after years ago re-fashion

Before: Short sleeves

Before: Short sleeves

3 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

What a cute plaid, 10 projects in 10 days! Can't wait to see them.
Chickie

jenny_o said...

This is the perfect in-between weight for some days, just enough to keep the core warm but not overly hot.

Chickie Walsh said...

Chickie EOD