I was looking back through posts here the other day and I realized I am WAY BEHIND on sewing blogging. It’s not that I’m not finishing things, I just keep forgetting to photograph them. So here’s a couple refashions. The first one the ‘before’ pic is more than a year old. The shirt’s been finished for at least six months.
Silk blouse, pretty but boxy and just not quite me.
I shortened the sleeves and used the leftover over fabric to put an elasticized panel around the waist, lengthening the top and making it more fitted. YAY, I love it now!
I got this beautiful silk dress for $3.50. It’s really lovely silk, but not at all my style. I feel like I’m auditioning for Little House on the Prairie.
I shortened the sleeves and re-purposed the ties that held the waist back into trim for the hem. I have enough of the silk from the dress part left to make a skirt, or more likely a little sleeveless shell.
As soon as we get through the holidays I’m going to make a concerted effort to get at least one project a week photographed so I can get it up here.
February 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm
Both of those redos are good, but the blouse looks so much better and more youthful after you got your hands on it!
February 9, 2012 at 9:14 am
YAY! Thank you, Julianne! I can a strange excitement out of finding things that shouldn’t work and making them into something that is perfect for me. I wish I remembered to take before pictures more often.