Descriptive titles are so boring aren't they? I'm too tired to be creative!
This week on Project Run and Play, the challenge was to refashion a man's button-up shirt. I had one of my dad's old shirts in my refashion pile, but on a whim decided to call him up and ask him permission first. I just had a feeling. My mom was the one to give me most of the clothes and this was the only one that belonged to my dad.
So I called Dad and emailed him a picture so he could see what I was jabbering about. His response? "Oh, I haven't seen that shirt in years, so I guess I haven't missed it. Hmmm... I guess you can cut it up if you want."
Thanks Mom for giving away Dad's clothes! That was all the permission I needed!
Here's the original shirt:
|For the record, that's my husband's arm holding it up. I would like everyone to know that my arms are not that hairy and I do not have man's hands.|
And here is the shirt refashioned for my sweet little Everz:
There is a mark where the pocket was, which I feel adds to the upcycled charm.
Here is Eve pointing out the pocket mark:
And here she is showing off her new shirt, I'm pretty sure life doesn't get any cuter than this:
Seriously, I love that girl! I can't believe she will be 4 years old in just a month! She is getting big too quickly! Well I take that back, she is actually very short, so technically that's not true. Sorry Eve, but you should just embrace it! You are such a cute little thing, so don't worry about it!
I drafted the top part of the shirt using a raglan style for the itty bittiest little sleeves just perfect for Eve. I used double fold bias tape for the collar and button placket. Since I got over my fear of making button holes for the Valentine's Day challenge last week, I gave it another go. The buttons are fabric covered buttons, my favorite.
For the ruffle construstion, I used this tutorial for a layered skirt from "Made." The only difference I made was to make the connector pieces less wide so that there would be more overlap on the ruffles. I used my handy rolled hem foot to hem the bottom of each ruffle piece before putting it all together.
The ruffles are cute in the back too:
We visited my grandma at a nursing home over lunch today. She is only there for some physical therapy, and will be going home soon. I knew she would want to see Eve's new shirt: she's the one who got me started sewing a little over a year ago, and she always loves seeing what I make! We took pictures there and I was planning on getting some with Grandma Ginny but my camera died. I was also planning on getting some more detailed shots, but obviously I couldn't do that either. I have no idea where my charger is, this might be bad!
Thankfully Eve gave me some good shots before my camera stopped working:
I love this one. It makes me want to scoop her up and give her big bear hugs all day long:
Kylie was posing her in this next one, oh dear!
She is such a little model, much better than I was when I was her age! (and it was my dream job!)