2 weeks ago
Thursday, June 4, 2009
My Creative Clothing Club often poses challenges. There are several going on right now--fabric flowers, B5249 skirt, CJ Patterns, etc. One of the challenges is to refashion a shirt.
I bought this instruction sheet from Indygo Junction. I like the two versions on the back page. And, I have, in the closet, a denim shirt that I never wear. I'm thinking of restyling it into one of the shirts pictured.
What they have done here is very simple. You determine the length of the shirt, minus the ruffles. Cut it off. Same with the sleeves. Enclose the front plackets with a strip of fabric, folded over the edges. Sew a strip of fabric on the collar. Make a bottom ruffle and sleeve ruffle. I would lose the bow at the waist and add a tube tie.
I seldom do projects such as this, but I thought I would bring my old shirt out of the closet and fix her up a bit. Maybe I can start on it while waiting for fabric that's on order for DD's jacket. I can't get to it until Sunday afternoon, but then I'll have a couple of days to sew.
A great weekend to all.
Posted by gwensews
Labels: Indygo Junction