i picked up this flannel shirt at the thrift shop for $1.50. it totally reminds me of an eddie bauer flannel shirt i used to wear in highschool. back when wearing men's flannel was the thing to do.
i had an idea of what i wanted, and as rarely happens, things worked out perfectly. usually when i sew, i spend a lot of time picking out dumb mistakes. i'm always sewing something on backwards, or in the wrong place, or needles constantly break, but not this time. i was in the zone.
it took about two hours start to finish it (even though I still need to work out the darts in the back). Here's a quick rundown of what i did:
- removed collar
- took in shoulder length
- took in sides
- shortened sleeves to gathered cap sleeves
- added ruffles to front
- darts in back for more shape
the bust is a bit tight, and one sleeve is a bit puffier than the other, but for my first attempt, pretty good. at least it's wearable, unlike some other clothing inventions i've tried...
i know those are the worst pictures ever. i'd like to say that i purposely made myself look extra bad in the before, but sadly, that's really me. we must invest in a full length mirror. the only one in our house is the half bath downstairs with bad light. i think that would help. maybe.
I found this tutorial really helpful. and i really want her tools.
Also, check out the flickr group for more restyles. and join in!