i got a bug up my butt to make stevie a shirt one day, and found that they were so much fun that i ended up making him not just one, but four. they're a quick sew, and i managed to use up some chunks of fun fabric from my scrap bin that i wouldn't really have known what to do with otherwise. when i sewed up the first one, i didn't know when i was going to see him again and so i found one of the bean's stuffed animals and used it as a model. it fit perfectly.
and on the day i made the other three, the old lady and her special friend came over for dinner and i was finally able to see them actually on him. he looks super excited, yes?
that same day i had found some time to try out a new tank top pattern for myself and used some of my "friends"-themed fabric. you'll have to pardon the mess behind me as i was trying to clean as i went and stuffed a bag full of scraps and other trash.
i had lots of the "friends" fabric left over and that's how stevie and i ended up twinning.
a couple of days later, the bean had a "mismatched day" spirit day at school. this gave me a great excuse to pull out even more scraps and sew up a crazy outfit for her to wear.
crazy or not, she was stoked to wear it with half her hair in a braid and the other half in a ponytail, plus a school skirt and two different shoes.
you may have already noticed this in my chateau marmont post - i sewed up this cute little cropped cardigan to wear over a jumpsuit i'd found in a local shop that actually fit me. being as short as i am, it's not easy to find outfits like that that don't require hemming of some sort.
and after the hub did a major closet cleanout and pulled out a bunch of dress shirts that he'd gotten tired of, i decided to look up "refashioned men's dress shirts" on pinterest and see if i could make something else out of them for myself. i came across a pretty easy looking tutorial that would turn one of those shirts into a super cute one-shoulder top, and so i picked out one of my favorites from the pile and took out the scissors.
i gotta say, even though the shirt was destined for the donate pile, it was still a little nerve wracking making that first cut. but i double checked the instructions, took a deep breath and sliced right in.
the rest of it went pretty quickly, and in no time i was trying it on to see how it looked. not too bad, i'd say.
spurred on by the success of my first try, i decided to jump right into a second refashioning tutorial. this one would create an off-the-shoulder tunic or dress with a quick cut and just a couple of other steps. i chose this shirt:
and about 20 minutes later it was ready to try on. this one might take a little shaping...or i might just have to wear it as a dress so it doesn't look so baggy. we'll see.
and lastly, the last couple of weeks have seen me working on lots of birthday milestone cookies for various friends. i actually really like doing the number cutouts because they're pretty easy to crank out.
i have a whole other stack of shirts from the hub, and a few more tutorials i want to try out. a few of the shirts carry a good bit of sentimental value, so i just couldn't bring myself to put them in the pile to be given away. i just hope i can find something good to make with them that'll actually be wearable.