Today I am going to tell you a little more about it, and share some photos that didn’t make the cut. I could only choose 4, after all.
I used the shorts to make the collar and it turned out to be one of my favorite features of the dress. The smaller collar has black piping to make it stand out a bit. I also finished the inside of the neckline with bias tape that I made from the shorts (those shorts went a long way).
The side panel and the pocket are from the shorts as well. I added elastic to the top of the pocket, and pressed under the bottom seams.
Now that jacket. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I would love to make another. I modeled it after one that I wear all the time. I don’t have a pattern, but I can explain my method to you.
I just traced a sweater of hers, for the sizing, and cut the pieces out of the sweatshirt. Then I made some bias tape out of the scraps that were left. I turned the fuzzy side facing out and stitched it down around the entire perimeter. The ruffles were added last.
I cut off the bottom ribbing on the hem, and opened it up. Then I cut it in half (lengthwise). I sewed them together (end to end) and the ruffled the entire piece. I sewed it along the bottom of the new jacket.
I added some Kam snaps, and I was done!
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. I think it is a good thing to get outside your comfort zone, and really challenge your creativity. You may be glad you did!
Do you refashion? What have you made today?