Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My sewing stint

After the boy asked me to mend a sweatshirt pocket for him today, I figured I could whip something up for myself too! I bought this t-shirt as an impulse buy during a visit to Kentucky three years ago. Over the years, one of the sleeve seams ripped so it got thrown into my "I-will-reconstruct-these-shirts-one-day" drawer. (Today seemed like a good day to start on this overflowing drawer.)

I first cut the sleeves to cap sleeves and the neck into a scoop neck. Then I chopped off the bottom hem and sewed it on to create a new collar. All in all, this one was a quickie! I still feel like something is missing, but I can't quite figure out what.



1st Mate said...

Sorry, but the neckline seems to gape a little. Did you staystitch the raw neck edge before sewing on the edging? Otherwise the shirt looks great, never thought of making cap sleeves out of regular sleeves. Next time, please do a before-and-after please.

ambika said...

Um...well, I think it looks fantastic. It is a t shirt after all, not a formal dress. I'll have to pick up my own version to alter when I visit Kentucky next year.

WendyB said...

Cute with the necklace!