My goal tonight is to prove to the world that anyone can refashion. If you have a sewing machine and an hour you’ve got this in the bag. Tonight is simple, but it goes to show a little tweaking can go a long way. I’m about to look way too excited in an oversized men’s dress shirt. You ready? Bam!
This is my “you silly people can do this too” face.
The color is off in the pictures, but it’s a gorgeous emerald. Green is my favorite color and it works well with a lot of my fall wardrobe. First, I took a tunic dress that fits me well and laid it flat on the inside-out shirt.
I used this to outline my would-be dress in chalk.
During this process I noticed the former owner had written their name along the seam with the buttons. Sorry Langerack, but this is mine now!
lifted my presser foot at the armpit leaving the needle in the fabric, swiveled the shirt to begin sewing down each side.
Where I have my finger pointing is the point where the sleeve and body meet in the armpit where this swivel maneuver takes place.
Next the length was a little awkward so I brought it above the knee. Again, I muffed with the length trying to go too quickly. It’s fine, it’s just a little short, but I figure since it’s almost tights/leggings season it’ll be perfect. Here she is!
And with my favorite comfy sweater. Crazy things are happening in this picture with the collar and such, but you guys can go with it right?