Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Refashion... Kind of...

I love reading the Wadrobe Refashion blog. I am constantly amazed and inspired by what people can make from old clothes. That said, here is my confession, I would rather make something from scratch then try to rip something apart and refashion it... I just would.

So last night I defied my nature and tried a refashioning of sorts. I bought a T-shirt at Old Navy in the beginning of the summer. I really liked the design and they only had one so I bought the XXL thinking that I could shrink it in the wash and then just have it be a little slouchy.

In reality it didn't really work the way I had planned. I washed and dried it on hot and it wouldn't shrink. This really wasn't a problem in areas of fit (it was slouchy, which I liked) but it was WAY WAY too long.

I decided that instead of hemming it, I would add some rouching to the bottom. First I tried gathering the material with a basting stitch and then sewing over the gatherings. That didn't work for some reason. Then I decided to try sewing on elastic, even though I have never done it before and didn't really know how. Surprisingly (not really) that didn't work either. So I decide the try some according folding and hand stitching the folds into place. That worked.



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I am not entirely happy with the finished product, but I am going to wash and dry it and then make a final judgement. The fabric that this shirt is made of is really loosely woven and becomes misshapen really easily.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I actually really like that! :) It makes it different enough without being over the top. Good job! I wanted to stop by and thank you for commenting on my Keyring Photo Album project over at The Shabby Chic Cottage. :) Hope you'll stop by my blog sometime!

Anonymous said...

It turned out cute!