Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Garden Clothes from Worn Loungers

#79 and #80  Back to School Wardrobe

REFLECTIONS:  Last August I self-challenged with: Back to Elementary School Wardrobe. 
School is done, but the 1 year challenge is till August. 
  • Goal #1: 10 Re-fashions each month beginning last August when I returned to teaching.
          ** Goal was 120 Re-fashions total for the year.  I have done 80 with 40 more to go.
  • Goal #2: Shop from the closet. No new / used clothing for this school year.
         **Bought 3 winter tights and 1 “Aggie Grandma” t- shirt for Granddaughters graduation party.                                            Whoop!!!
  • Goal #3: Shop from the sewing stash for Re-fashion materials.
        **Bought 2 small fabrics for a Re-fashion.  Whoop!!! Whoop!!!

Todays Re-fashions are garden clothes for Texas RanchHouse 100 degree plus summer days. 
I need garden clothes that take the abuse of dirt, sweat, and daily washing.

#1 BEFORE: Years ago, the 1st Re-fashion was to cut off stirrup ankles and hem these pants. They are favorite at home loungers and very worn. Ready for the garden.

STEPS:
  • Cut legs to above the knee; open inside seam.
  • Use scraps to add a crotch panel to mend and support the worn crotch.
  • Insert fabric strip in the inseam to enlarge new shorts.
  • Serge all seams.
AFTER:  Perfect RanchHouse knit summer shorts for the garden.

BEFORE: Worn loungers,
Years ago 1st re-fashioned from stirrup pants.

Cut legs to create inside seam insert,,
to enlarge and reinforce wear.

AFTER: Perfect garden shorts
that take dirt and daily washings.

Enlarged in the inseam. 


#2 BEFORE: Years ago, the 1st Re-fashion was to add a black knit insert to enlarge this t-shirt. It was a favorite sleep shirt and was very worn. Ready for the garden.

STEPS:
  • Remove the old black insert. Even for the garden, I did not like it.
  • Cur the sleeves to shorten.
  • Insert fabric strip / gusset made from red t-shirt scrap and striped sleeve to enlarge the sides. .
  • Serge all seams.

AFTER:  Perfect RanchHouse knit summer t-shirt for the garden.



AFTER: Red stripes replace tired black stripe.
And add color pop. 

AFTER: Red strip / red knit
enlarge tight side.

AFTER: Green strip / red knit
enlarge tight side.

AFTER: Red color pop.

AFTER: Red color pop. 

AFTER: Ready for the garden


BEFORE:  wanted short sleeves

BEFORE:  Black inserts  were no fun.

BEFORE:  Black insert not fun 

BEFORE:  Black insert needd to go.


1 comment:

Chickie Walsh said...

Great shorts and a super fun striped top. You are ready for summer!
Chickie