Friday, March 28, 2008


Spring, spring, spring!

The grass is growing, the birds are singing, the sun is shining.....and I am having trouble finding lighter clothing to wear. Sound familiar?

Does anyone else out there find that their summer and spring clothes always seem to disappear over the winter and fall? Or else they just don't seem appealing when you unpack them? ("I wore that?")

My spring wardrobe is sadly in need of some more shirts and skirts, so I am having fun coming up with a few new outfits...while trying to be a wise steward at the same time.

It's good I like to alter stuff. Here's a shirt I "made," two days ago, in just a few hours:

The original shirt. Long sleeves, and a collar that never fit me right. I didn't care about cutting this shirt up in the least! I liked the fabric, but not the fit.
(Take a look at the peachy fabric in the background - another shirt I'm making, this time from scratch!)

After cutting off the sleeves and neckline. If I were to do it over again, I'd make the neck just a little wider.

Finished! A very simple project.
Cost? $0,000.00! (the shirt was given to me a long time ago)

The only reason I'm showing this picture is because I think the shirt looks better on someone. Photography complements of my little sister. Thanks, Tiffany! (That's her rabbit I'm holding. Isn't Honey cute?)

Anyway, hooray for frugal sewing!

1 comment:

Sommer said...

That turned out great! Gives me some inspiration too:-)