Yes – I’m still there! In case you’ve wondered whether I’ve got the blogging blues – nope, I don’t. I’d love to blog more at the moment, but unfortunately I can’t. Life’s quite stressful at the moment and I’m basically studying for finals and writing on my dissertation non-stop.
Nevertheless, I try to sew a seam here and there whenever I’ve earned me some sewing time after days of studying. Not enough though for finishing the next dress for my 27 Dresses Challenge. The fabric is all cut out and waiting for me to return to my sewing machine in a few weeks time.
In the meantime I’ve done a quick and simple tshirt refashion with a shirt the boyfriend just brought me from a recent trip to Warsaw (yes, he did know before buying it that the first thing I’d do is cut it apart!)
Due to the lack of writing time at the moment – let the pictures speak for themselves:
Don’t forget to think of the seam allowance before cutting of the sides. Add seam allowance to the lace part as well.
Start setting in the lace at the sleeves. Use a straight stretch stitch.
Topstitch approximately 0.5cm next to the seam to secure your seam allowance in place and prevent it from being seen through the lace. When topstitching, don’t backstitch. Instead, use a needle to pull the top thread through the fabric, then fasten with knots.
I think it really makes this shirt looking a bit more femine. Can’t wait for some hot summer days!
What do you think?
Have you refashioned anything lately?