Sunday, May 5, 2013

The story of a recycled+revamped shirt, after

Remember the heathery grey shirt that didn't fit quite right?
Here it is now modeled by my sweet bee sister and supermom, Amylynn from littlefarmstudio...

Side seams in both the body of the shirt and the sleeves were trimmed off and a four inch strip of sparkly ponte slipped in it's place. It was hemmed up on the bottom to match the existing hem.

Under the arms, a small cresent shape was stitched and the fabric trimmed out to make room for some supermom style movement.

A little chevron on the sleeves, adding length and some powerful energy!

Both the shirt and the mama were very happy with the revised fit and the shirt now is either being worn or washed instead of lanquishing in the closet.

Don't you just love a happy ending?

Friday, May 3, 2013

The story of a recycled+revamped shirt, before

Once upon a time there was a heathery grey shirt that was made of the softest organic cotton. This lovely fabric is from a small enterprise in the southern United States called Alabama Chanin.

Now as it goes sometimes with sewing and different kinds of fabrics, the fit was just a little off. It was so hard to part with this shirt but it was uncomfortable to wear in the arms and really, all over.