Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wardrobe Refashion

I took the Wardrobe Refashion Pledge for the months of May and June. I have been following the WR blog for a while and I am inspired by the members creativity. I've been wanting to learn how to sew my own clothes (that I would actually wear), so by signing up I'll be doing just that. It will be trial and error I'm sure, but I think it will be fun and challenging, and not to mention good for the earth and my wallet. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.

The inspiration for this t-shirt is based on American designer Phillip Lim's clothing line. The idea came from a Hot Patterns video. Did you know Hot Patterns has a whole bunch of great video tutorials on YouTube? I used a plain t-shirt that I wasn't comfortable wearing, because it was so long. It was perfect for this project. I cut 2 inches off the bottom, and zig-zag hemmed the raw edge. This gave it a lettuce edge look. I like that look. Then I took strips of the cut off hem and gathered them slightly. I sewed them around the neckline about an inch apart. I used some of the leftover fabric to cover some small buttons and added them in between the two ruffles. I really like how it came out.

I have to send a big thank you to Melynda at Country Girl Couture (she has a lot of great ideas), because I never would have found out about these Hot Pattern videos, if it wasn't for her.

9 comments:

elliebelle said...

That top is fantastic! Just this morning I have been thinking about how I could try doing more re-fashion projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

Philigry said...

i love this! i may have to copy!

kim said...

This is so great. I love the concept, and the t-shirt is so cute!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great! I need to brush up on my sewing skills :)

Shannon said...

Great work! I just love it!

MadMad said...

You're going to be on one of those fashion designer shows one of these days! It's so cute!

t does wool said...

oh...this is a wonderful idea!

a friend to knit with said...

that is SO cute!!
love the whole concept!

jorth said...

Great tee! Wardrobe Refashion is the best!