|An embroidered t shirt that was ill fitting but had beautiful motifs.|
|The embroidered bit I chose to cut out. The t shirt fabric is easy to work with because it doesn’t unravel.
|The Old Navy shirt I altered. I let out the hem, took in the side seams and made the darts wider, then re-hemmed it.|
|The improved fit with a new applique|
I just wanted to talk about a blog that has me really excited. It’s called Wardrobe Refashion. You make a pledge not to buy anything new but to remodel things in your closet, make clothing from scratch, or buy things at the thrift shop to rework or wear as is , but you can’t get anything new. You sign up for a certain date. I’m going to start November first. You agree to a time period of two months. You have to post a photo every week of what you made. It’s a group blog and it’s really interesting just to browse through it to see what people have come up with. I was so jazzed by the idea I started before my sign up date, digging through a pile of clothing in the back room that I was going to take to the thrift shop. I found a plaid shirt I bought at Old Navy after I had my last baby. It fits through the bust still, but I have lost weight since I bought it, and it was pretty frumpy looking on me. I also had an embroidered T shirt I bought about six years ago that was too low cut with a weird stretched out fit and just kind of busy in general as you can see. I have been saving it because I think the embroidery is beautiful and I wanted to cut it off to use on something else. I wasn’t totally sold on the owl applique but it was fun cutting and pasting!