I have done a lot of sewing this month. I thought I would not get around to work on this refashion project, but I was able to complete it before the Refashion Month at House of Estrela is over!
It started with this men's shirt... It used to belong to Momo's daddy. It was size small, but still huge on a little girl. So the story of the shirt was like this: Daddy claimed the shirt shrunk after washing and gave it to me. I wore it few times as a shirt jacket, but it was not flattering on me, so I quit wearing it. Daddy kept it in the closet for years saying he may wear it if he loses weight. YEAH LIKE THAT WOULD EVER HAPPEN. So tired of looking at the shirt, I refashioned it for our daughter.
So the shirt was cut up...then sewed back together and given a new life :)
This refashion took longer than it should have, because first I made the dress too long. After trying it out on Momo, I realized the longer skirt did not look good. I took the dress apart at the waist, cut the skirt shorter, and sewed them back again.
But looking at the photos, I am thinking I should have cut the bottom hem and sewn a straight line hem. Well too late now. The dress is now not long enough for another re-do.
Momo enjoys wearing a dress that used to be Daddy's shirt. Daddy is afraid I am going to hack his clothes again. I assured him I would not touch his clothes unless he gives it to me...