I’m writing this post from the wonderful DMV 🙄. Since I’m sitting here doing nothing I figured I might as well be productive and write a post.
We’re gonna start with this over sized men’s button up shirt. Men’s shirts are one of my favorite things to refashion. They come in so many awesome patterns and fabric and there is plenty of fabric to work Catalog pose ;-)[/caption]
This shirt was a really soft comfortable fabric and I knew right away I wanted to make it a skirt. I started off by unpicking the the sleeves, collar, and yolk of the shirt. Shirt in pieces[/caption]
I turned it upside down. The bottom of the shirt is now the waist of my skirt. I folded over the new top part so I can make a casing for the elastic that will hold my skirt up.
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I then attached a safety pin to the end of the elastic and fed it through the casing. Once it went through I sewed the two pieces together.
To finish the raw edges of the new bottom of my skirt I used my brand new serger. Now I’ll admit, it was intimidating to use. There’s 4 spools of thread and two needles and a whole lot of confusion threading it. Thankfully it came already threaded. Once I started using it I loved it, and can’t wait to use it Brand newness[/ Ugly thread, but that hem tho[/caption]<
I turned my new clean surged edge over once and stitched it down so I had a clean hem line. I also just stitched down the sides of the skirt where I unpicked the sleeves. I ended up turning my skirt around, so now the buttons are in the back.My skirt is nice and comfy and was perfect for the dark gloomy day we had the other day. I paired it with a burnt orange scarf, black tights, and black cardigan.
I accidently cut my head off when taking this, so I thought meh just go with it[/caption]
his refashion was supper easy and only cost me 50 cents. Hope you guys have a great weekend.
P.s. I finished writing this and I’m still waiting 😶