*Edited: resubmitting this one for this season’s Project Run and Play!
Over at Project Run and Play the third challenge is in full swing. This one is near and dear to my heart: Refashioning!
This comes so naturally to me. With a child who has growth issues, I have to alter clothing all the time. Her sister hands things down, but they are waaaay too big, so instead of holding on to them for another 6+ years when they would fit, I make them into things she can wear now.
I am also part of our local Buy Nothing Project, and love when things come up that appeal to me, Jim, or the girls (FOR FREE). Sometimes they just don’t fit the way I want. In steps…refashioning!
Anyhow, today I made a sweet tunic and leggings for Falafel.
The tunic was made from a Woman’s Medium fleece sweatshirt (self drafted pattern). I kept the collar with the hand-stitched details on the bottom and the sleeve cuffs.
She can wear the collar standing up…
Or in between.
I also wanted a little contrasting pop of color in a not-so-obvious way. So I added yellow pockets. I was watching Kung Fu Panda (don’t judge) at the time I came up with this outfit, which explains the color inspiration. That movie is so visually vibrant.
I love the vented sides.
The leggings I made using two t-shirts (and the Go To Sew leggings pattern).
I added a button tab made from a sheet that I dyed yellow (the same sheet I used for the pockets).
I kept the seams exposed and used yellow thread to tie it all together.
I know this outfit will get lots of wear!
Tunic and leggings are just what the weather here calls for!
OK. Just one more.
What have YOU refashioned today??
Oh yes…R is for REFASHION!