Friday, 23 September 2011

Ain't no stopping me now



I've been hunting through mine and my husband's wardrobes for items to refashion and have come up with a few things.  
This t-shirt of my husband's is way too small for him now and it looked simple to alter so I decided to start with it.





I removed the sleeves, then laid a t-shirt of mine on top and cut it out down the sides and along the bottom, allowing extra for sewing up.  I hemmed what was the sleeve seam to form cap sleeves and sewed up the sides. 
It wasn't until I'd started cutting it out that I noticed the side seams were twisted.  There was no way I could straighten them up, so I cut it out as it was, which resulted in a slanting bit of the old seam at the bottom of each side.  After sewing the new side seams, this formed a small wedge shape at the sides which  I emphasised  by sewing a button to the top.
I finished the neckline with a small tab and a couple of buttons, and hemmed the bottom.




23 comments:

  1. OOOoo, I love it :o)

    You are going to have a most lovely handmade wardrobe by the time you've finished :o)

    Have a peachy weekend Georgia :o)

    Love Donna x

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  2. I am so impressed. That looks really good.

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  3. Are you gonna leave him 'some' clothes LBM?

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  4. What a success, it looks great.

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  5. I love reinventing our old clothes. I'm in the process of changing a man's checked shirt into a trendy shirt-dress a la Toast's new season! xxx

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  6. Another fab makeover and I love the tab and buttons at the neckline.
    What's next on the 're do' list I wonder?.....

    Claire :}

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  7. Great makeover. I don't sew anymore, but when I was in college, I re-fashioned often. It's amazing what you can come up with when you have the mind to do it! This was a great one!

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  8. Totally inspiring. Another great transformation. x

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  9. OOoooo! Great job! You are so talented with the needle and thread.

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  10. Ooh it's fab! I notice that a lot of tshirts seem to be made with weird side seams nowadays. And pj bottoms are mad too. There's probably some technical reason for this but I don't understand it. Just makes them annoying to iron.

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  11. Wow you've done a fantastic job with what was a plain t-shirt. Love the little details you've added!

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  12. So much braver than me - sitching, great, but mix that with clothing, I don't think so!!!! Looks really good, well done you!!

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  13. this is a leap I've been trying to make, too. you did such a good job!!

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  14. Wow that looks fab! I'm just worried that if you carry on with these amazing transformations, your hubby will be running round naked! Or is that your plan???!!!! xxxx

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  15. Great job, brilliant idea :)
    Can you send me your address again as i lost the email you already sent me. pay it forward gifts are done & ready to send, "at last"!!!!
    My email is acasskcass@hotmail.com
    Lol Karen x

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  16. Oh, I have only just found your link from MQ's blog, Little Blue Mouse. I have a T shirt from a cycling weekend where they were all one size, XL. I look like Annie the Orphan so I am going to take a leaf out of your book and customise it. It will have to keep the logo at the front so must give it some thought. I thought it would be too warm for wearing in bed.

    Love the bag but I wonder if my husband's work jeans are just far too 'mechanic'ed' to use, as he slides under cars in a garage with a non-painted floor.

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  17. how brilliant is that. Perfect up cycling!!!

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