So...this is the second of two refashions I am doing for my stash busting challenge. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a pretty good at thrifting.(Toot toot! Blowing my own horn here!) But anyone who goes thrifting with me is also at times bewildered by my choice of purchases. This sparkly crop top may be ok...but that oversized beige sweatshirt with a skirt for a collar....YIKES! Let me tell you though, it is a soft fabric and the color is quite nice especially when I paired it with sparkle!
Here is the sweatshirt in its deconstructing phase...no kidding, I could make a skirt out of that collar!
Here is the inspiration and pattern for my refashion, a sweatshirt that my daughter has. I really liked the raglan sleeves and thought that it would make a perfect pattern for my refashion. A glittery baseball tee. So I began the process of copying the pattern from the sweatshirt and cutting it out. You can see below that I used the original ribbing on the sleeve on the new one as well. I did the same for the waistband as well. It only made sense and saved me a lot of work too!
My apologies for not taking more pictures of the process... I have to work on that! Short story is that I sewed all my pieces together after making the two front bodice pieces, one being the knit and the other was the sparkle as the overlay. I painstakingly picked out the ribbing from the original neckline and sewed it onto my new sweatshirt.
I really like this sweatshirt and can think of so many ways to wear it. I am even more pleased that it is made from recycled garments and I sooo enjoyed the creating process on this one!
Oh yeah I almost forgot... hey Handsome....yeah you husband! So let me ask you... Does this shirt still look like an "old lady" shirt? Think very very carefully before answering.....