This is my entry for Refashion Runway where the theme this week was “stripes”. You may want to pop over and take a look at the other entries too and while you’re there, don’t forget to vote for your fav!
This striped tshirt was at least one size too small for me. Tight, short and VERY unflattering around the mummy tummy. This floral shirt had cute fabric, but was obviously shapeless and too big. Time for these two treasures to hook up.
The side seams on the tshirt were opened up.
Some length was chopped off the bottom and then sewn back into the side seams to create more width.
Sewed the button placket closed to avoid embarrassing moments later on!
Cut the bulky cuff from the sleeves and sewed the sleeves closed. I also altered the armhole as shown because it was sticking out, creating an odd silhouette.
A rectangle of cotton for lining
Elastic was added to the new waistband and after altering the skirt length, I hemmed this and the lining separately.
Hooray! First challenge completed and my wardrobe has received a cute new dress.
Here you can see the strip I added to the side for a better fit.
My favourite part of this refashion is the pockets from the shirt sleeves! So easy and allows more skirt length to work with.
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