The urge to sew -- or rather "upcycle" -- has been coming on strong for a while. I thought today would be a good day. My first project, of course, came from Pinterest. I seriously love that site. When it comes to clothes and outfits, I'm not super creative and there's so many fun ideas on there.
So I was like, "I can totally make that, no problem." And I did. It ended up being tedious, but not hard. And I really like the way it ended up. I'm also pretty sure it will be even awesomer when I wash it.
|In an outfit!|
So then, I was on a roll! A while back I bought two XL men's sweatshirts with big plans. I still have plans for the other one, but today I thought I'd use one and make a cute, long, fitted sweatshirt. You're in luck. I documented my journey for this one. :D
(1) One of the great things about remaking shirts is not having to sew sleeves, but I knew I wouldn't get the shape I wanted unless I cut these off and put them back on. (2) I cut off the excess on the sides, but only went to the bottom of where the original sleeve connected so when I trimmed to reattach the sleeves I would have room to work. (3) Then I took in the sleeves. I made them pretty form fitting. (4) After I took them in, I matched up the sleeve to the sweatshirt and cut the arm hole. (5) Pinning it together! Luckily I cut the arm hole almost perfectly and it matched so awesomely. Piece of cake. (6) The finished product.
Well, and then of course I slapped a felt "Y" on there, because what good is a sweatshirt unless it cheers for your team -- and I'm True Blue. Or white ... in this case. :)
Hopefully I will have time tonight to do one more easy-peasy project. On days when I'm successful, like today, I love this sewing thing.