MMM14: Day 27

Today’s refashion was a generous donation from my friend Desiree. Translation: this cost me NOTHING. More importantly, I’m so “popular” now from this blog, that people are giving me their items to be refashioned! I think that can only mean I have, officially, “arrived.” πŸ˜‰

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It’s not bad… It actually reminds me of that outfit J. Lo wore in “Maid In Manhattan”.

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The thing is, J. Lo is a real size 6 (or smaller)…

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…I am not

I’m an 8, but I feel MUCH larger in this get-up 😦

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Sad face

I did get it to zip so… that’s some consolation πŸ™‚

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I ripped out the lining, and seam ripped out the zipper.

The zipper was IN the turtle neck. Weird. I then sewed up the gaping hole the zipper left behind and made an asymmetrical cut. We’re turning this into a shirt!

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Did the same thing with the sleeve.

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I cleaned up the raw edges with an overcast stitch:

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Then, I folded the edge under and sewed it down with a straight stitch.

I’m ashamed to admit this but I let OUT the darts in the back to give me extra room 😦

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This bought me 2 extra inches..

These darts are “French” because they curve, as opposed to just being a straight line. Google darts if that doesn’t make sense πŸ™‚ I left the darts in the front in tact because my vanity just wouldn’t permit me to let them out!

The shirt was all fine and dandy but I had gone a little crazy with that asymmetrical cut! It was too short on the one side 😦

Then, I remembered a scrap I had left over from my Weekender’s top πŸ™‚

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Save your scraps!

This bottom scrap will save the day!

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Are you seeing my vision?

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Trim it

Pin the black scrap into the white top (right sides together) just like you’re sewing on a sleeve

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Sew it down.

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I have to admit, I’m rather proud of this one πŸ™‚

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I probably should’ve worn something patriotic to church… oh well.

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You gotta cover it up at church!

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27 down, 4 to go πŸ™‚

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