A friend of mine gave me some of his un-wanted shirts that I’m recycling into new garments.
First one looks like this one (Forgot to take some pictures of it before I’ve deconstructed it). And I’ve chosen to make a variation on the pattern 109 from June 2012 issue of BurdaStyle
I did intend to make it the same as in the magazine but I did not have big enough pieces, so I went for a shorter version. Also I’ve used for the ties black cotton and lace instead of the embroidered appliqué.
I used the front of the shirt for the back. I stitched it matching centre lines and added buttons. I wanted to keep the pocked as well to give a false impression that the back is the front if looking at the back, but there was not enough fabric for the neck line which needed to be gathered so, I had to turn the whole thing upside down and use the top for the bottom of the blouse and cut it at about 15 cm from the bottom. The hem would have looked weird, otherwise .
Guess what! Someone discovered how easy it is to use the button food on the sewing machine. I cannot believe I have done it manually for so long. Shame on me .
The instructions are not so great but with a bit of help form Anita I’ve figured the out and made this lovely top .
I’m getting better at using my rolled hem foot as well. I’ve finished the edged of the lave before I’ve added to the blouse. In my case I’ve done it from top to bottom, not just part of it as it was pretty short any way.
Finally I’ve made something from the Burdastyle magazine before the next one is due. I have to be a bit more ambitious about it! If I get them, i have to use them. Gee I wish I’d keep up with my speed of buying them. I’ve got the same problem with fabric buying.
Do you have the same problem? Are you buying to much fabric? How big is your stash? Mine is so big I’ve run out of space and I’m keeping it all over the place in the house.
Good thing that my husband does not not read the blog, and doesn’t realise how bad I am when it comes to sewing stuff I buy.