A journal of my sewing and knitting adventures in which I try to make something a "little different" by using unusual patterns and materials.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Another Re-Made Tee
As I make new spring clothes for the Me-Made-March challenge next month I'm trying to make at least every other item a reconstruction, either from something I already own or something I got at the thrift store. The shirt I just finished was from a gigantic XXL man's orange polo shirt that I found on the Walmart sale table for $3. The color struck me as something I could wear with my new Marcy Tilton brown pants (Vogue 8395) so I cut it up, added odds and ends of fabric I had lying around and here is the result.
You can see that one sleeve is made from left-over fabric from the Vogue 1219 dress I just completed
And from these items from the Thrift store I'm using for "trims"
Here's a back view where you can see the side gusset I used
It's so much fun to "remake" clothes and certainly much faster! Next though, I MUST make the new Marcy Tilton top pattern, Vogue 8709.