I still intend to post about more of Nova Scotia, maybe tomorrow....
But last night I found some energy to sew and decided to try my hand at refashioning some boring tops from old navy that I've had for four years. Guess I am more in the mood to write about this today so here goes.
So here you see the tools I used my cutting mat, ruler and my rotary cutter. All I did was use another top with 3/4 length sleeves as a guide. I left a little more length for my seam though.
I don't own a serger and wasn't sure about stitching on the knit so I made a zig zag stitch to keep the fabric from fraying then folded over and pinned down and started stitching.
I put two rows of seams to give it a more polished finish. I have three shirts like this and started with the brown it was my least favorite color and would have been the guinea pig but alas no brown thread. So black it was. I probably really need a serger but overall the end result ain't too shabby for zero loonies, Eh? I am considering actually redoing the side seam to make it more tapered or adding a ruffle at the sleeve base with the leftover fabric. But was kinda thrilled at the prospect of being able to modify clothing and for now am just sharing how it went!