Earlier this summer, there was a craze in the sewing/crafting world for “wardrobe refashioning,” taking an item of ready-made clothing and turning it into something else. There were some really clever ideas (here are some photos) and I wanted to play, too.
Finally, today, I grabbed a t-shirt I never wear - it’s a little too long and tight - and turned it into a jacket. Took me five minutes to get the shape right with a pair of pinking shears. Now it’s a flutter-sleeved, cutaway jacket/overshirt nd I can tell I’ll wear it often.
I liked the results enough to write up an illustrated guide to doing it yourself. Writing the instructions took 2 hours. So much for getting any other sewing done today… Now here’s your challenge. Reinvent one of your own ill-fitting t-shirts. If you like what you refashion, tell us about it in the comments.
Click for larger image, or download a printable version: 5-minute t-shirt jacket (PDF 232K)
Posted by kuri at September 08, 2006 05:48 PM