Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Sew-Day: Think Pink

Hey look, it's another one of those unflattering, strapless, shirred dresses I always fall for and then never wear. Whatever shall I do with this one...

Pink Print Tee - Before

I began by lopping off the shirred portion, after salvaging the hanging straps and the elastic from the top (I don't plan to use them today - I just try to salvage anything that could be of use in future projects). This left me with two big squares. And this fabric is super stretchy, so it'll be perfect for a no-fuss basic tee.

Pink Print Tee - In Progress

I pinned a new flared side seam and a very simple flat sleeve (where the pins make a 90 degree turn in the background). No need to get fancy with such stretchy fabric.

Pink Print Tee - In Progress

I also marked where I wanted my neck hole to be between the shoulder seams.

Pink Print Tee - In Progress

Then I sewed everything twice...

Pink Print Tee - In Progress

...before trimming the excess fabric. I also trimmed off the original serged edge where my new arm opening will be.

Pink Print Tee - In Progress

Finally, I tried it on and wasn't thrilled with the flared sides (a little maternity-y), so I took them in again with a much less dramatic flare.

Pink Print Tee - In Progress

And see?

Pink Print Tee - After

Super simple, basic tee.

Pink Print Tee - After

Couldn't be easier.

Pink Print Tee - After



Pink Print Tee - Before & After

12 comments:

  1. I really like the print :)

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    1. Me too! It made me sad to never wear it!

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  2. Once again, Carissa, you have refashioned another wild print into a great shirt!

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes a print that's all wrong for one type of garment might be absolutely perfect for another. You just gotta get creative!

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  3. Cute - I like the placement of the sun much better now.

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    1. No idea what the print was supposed to be! So... sure, it's a sun.

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  4. This might be my favourite of all your refashions. I have a couple of dresses like this, although of different cotton material, so I'll have to give it a go.

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    1. Absolutely, you should! It was a super easy project!

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    2. I did! Here it is: http://imamaker.blogspot.com/2015/05/beach-thing-to-summer-top.html

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    3. It came out fantastic! I love the medallion in the center of the print. Great job!

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    4. Thanks Carissa :)

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