Monday, April 12, 2010
Wardrobe refashion - revamp a top and make some shorts
To jazz it up a bit, I took apart a red shirt that had frills around the neck, and down the bodice, but was a bit tatty and worn looking and generally would not flatter a super model.
I took the neck line frill and added it to the sleeve of the grey jacket with a box pleat, I kept the pussybow ties and these now tie underneath the sleeve.
The frills that ran down the front of the shirt I also detached and doubled up to create a fuller frill and this I stitched to the collar line of the grey jacket.
To finish I removed the boring grey buttons and replaced them with large black bevelled glossy buttons.
This top will be featured in my new revamped shop alongside some other wardrobe refashions - I have come to the conclusion that my wardrobe is overflowing already and that it is about time I sold some of these - no point in waiting for Thea to change her mind and wear them.
To supplement my own wardrobe for the summer however, I took a pair of trousers that were very long in the leg - I think they must have been intended for a giraffe, and set about the pant legs with a pair of sharp scissors.
Just have to get on with finishing them now. I have managed to finish the cotton bag that I mentioned a few days ago, that now has beaded and sequined daisy flowers on it, just got the black bag to finish off.
I am quite happy with my finishing touches started on Sunday and finished today - a good couple of days of sewing.
I know it does not seem like a lot but the red frills are in a delicate fabric that had to be hand sewn all along the edges to prevent fraying and it just took forever today - not to mention I managed to burn my thimble finger on the edge of the fire.
Oh well, work tomorrow. Real work with real clients............hopefully will get the herb garden weeded before I head out - but that very much depends on the weather and how cold it feels when you are outside kneeling on the ground.