Thursday, June 30, 2011

Outfit+Adventures in Sewing

There once was a shirt.  It looked like this:

It grew too big for me.  Much too big.  But I liked the pattern so much--look at those delightful, firework-y bursts of white!--that I saved and saved it, thinking I must someday do something with it.

Yesterday, I did something.  Before work I took that gathered bottom of the shirt and turned it into the top of a skirt.  This was very exciting.  I used the sleeves to give it a bit more length, at which point I had the following: 

[I'm shy about the pictures, so I'm posting the awkward ones ...]

Not too bad, eh?  I rather liked how it turned out.  I may have gone a bit crazy adding color, but I'm having way too much fun to tone things down.  The skirt is actually just the top piece.  I also made the little lacey petticoat type skirt over the weekend, which is what's underneath here.  I've been wearing it under skirts and dresses that are just a bit on the short side.  I wish I had one in every color.  Might have to make more ...

I also figured out how to take in my own t-shirts that are too big.  That was an exciting moment as well. 

Here's a close-up of the bursting firework-y coral-y pattern:



And here, if you'll forgive the extreme close-up, is the waistband.  See how nicely that shirt bottom turned into a skirt top?  Also, the colorssssss. Oh man, I'm in love.



8 comments:

Annie said...

You're like a fashion pioneer.

Meeshab said...

I wanna come play dress up your closet. I'm stealing everything....be on alert. Including those necklaces.

Genevieve Beck said...

Hooray! It looks awesome and that is an accomplishment!

belann said...

Looks lovely. You look lovely. I think you are an artist.

Emily said...

WIN! So great. Love it. I'm amazed. And I love the red necklace w/ the red shoes.

Elise said...

Holy tiny girl!!

Stacy said...

That petticoat skirt is adorable! I want a closer look. And I love the colors. I need to get some style...

Amara said...

It DID turn out cute. I love all of the colors together too. I can't do that yet. Oooo. I'm so going to look for yellow blue and purple stuff!