I'm well on my way towards updating my wardrobe. Its been fun creating new looks without spending much money or none at all. I tend to lean on the side of free whenever possible. Here is a shirt I redesigned to look chic!
This used to be one of my favorite pairs of pants, I got them on sale at Old Navy for about $5 nearly ten years ago. This winter they finally fell apart. I've always wanted to make a skirt like this so I hung on to them. While cleaning out my attic I came across the dinner napkin that makes up the insert (yay it's already hemmed!) The insert on the front is a coordinating curtain...there's a pic of that on my blog. Two days after I signed up my sewing busted (with a little help from a boy who thought it should be able to sew and wind a bobbin at the same time) After four months of sewing by hand, this is my first project with my new machine.
It is extremely hot today where I live, almost too hot to sew! But I managed to sweat
it out in my sewing room long enough to turn a men's golf shirt into
the shirt I will wear to the golf course tomorrow. Since I gained weight, I've had a really hard time finding women's golf shirts that fit me, so I thrifted a few shirts last weekend. They are all size XL, and fit me like this:
That's not the same shirt that I altered today, but it's identical in style, size, and fit. (I forgot to take a before shot.) It's not a very dramatic re-fashion... I just snipped off the sleeves, took in the side seams, and brought up the hem. I was going to try to shorten the shoulders a bit and add a cap sleeve, but it's way too hot today to try and do sleeves. Here's the after:
I have done a really fun photo shoot on my blog, Sewing With Trudy, with lots of pictures showing off this cute little easy peasy skirt. I have also done a tutorial of how you can make one too with leftover fabric and no pattern in under 25 minutes. You could use this to make skirts for women or children, plus size or any size. Go here to see the photos. Enjoy!