Friday, 14 January 2011

My first refashion and a new project

Ok refashion may be overdoing it slightly as all I've really done is chop off the sleeves but it's a big improvement.

Shapeless and sack-like
Even though this shirt is 2 sizes smaller than I would normally wear, it still felt too baggy and the sleeves had annoying fiddly cuffs that wouldn't stay fastened. I decided to cut the sleeves shorter to get rid of the cuffs but weirdly it's also given the shirt a better shape:
Much better!
I've also chosen my first "from a pattern" clothing project, Simplicity 7141. Its a high waisted skirt with big pockets and a hidden zip. I've got my material and supplies ready so I can get started today! I'm praying that everything goes to plan and I dont have any disasters or at least no serious ones. Fingers crossed!
I'm making the skirt on the far left, it hasnt got braces and is slightly shorter


  1. That looks really good! I have a similar shirt that I might do the same to..I barely wear it because the sleeves are too long. I'm a beginner at sewing as well, and I'm trying to motivate myself to learn more. You're doing a great job!

  2. Thanks Ciarra it was actually much easier than i thought it would be and I'll wear that shirt much more now. Good luck with the sewing, its worth it!