I was all set to sit down and make the appliqued shirt/onsie I've had planned for the boys when I realized I had forgotten to ask my husband for more money this morning. If you've ever lived in a country that doesn't deal in credit or debit cards, you'll understand my dismay. I decided to sit down and quickly peruse my blog roll instead and came across a "challenge" from my friend Adrianna. While her blog entry this morning was asking for more creative ideas for refashioning a T-shirt, it gave me the inspiration I needed. Why not make the T-shirt myself?
My favorite T-shirt refashion tutorial is here at Homemade By Jill
While not exactly a re-fashion, since she constructs her shirt from new knit material, she does discuss how to go about tracing an old shirt onto the refashioning material, thus creating your own pattern. Not to mention the fact that the ruffle neck she made is just the cutest.
And that is what I did today. I'm actually really proud of myself. I've not made an original article of clothing since my high school Home Education class and that one was from a pattern. In the end it was really not a big deal. There are some really great tutorials out there so I won't go into detail. Plus, I didn't take pictures as I went along because I was far from confident that it would turn out well. I was most excited that I figured out how to sew long sleeves on! Chalk up one for sewing confidence!
C as in a very silly mood his afternoon so this is the best shot Icould get. This next one is pretty cute in theory but you can't see the applique very well.