As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been having a great time playing with my new serger machine. I pulled out anything knit or stretch I could find that needed sewing and ran it through. I still can't get over how much faster I can put a garment together on that versus the regular machine.
This shirt below is the last of the vintage fabrics I had originally cut up and designated to patterns. Originally, this was supposed to be a button up shirt for my son, but I don't think he really liked it all that much. I had some issues with this piece. I had cut it so long ago and I believe (like many of the other pieces I cut from the vintage fabric way back then) I did a very hasty and sloppy job. The pieces were a bit uneven and the collar was a little small .... I didn't let it stop me, though. I just tweaked the design a little and turned it into a funky button up top for me instead. Where I really went wrong was adding the pockets. They are off symmetry or something. As soon as I added the second one I wasn't loving the shirt anymore. Anyway, it's finished and it felt great to complete all the garments I had cut for myself to sew. They aren't all the best pieces, but the more I practice, the better they get. Can't beat having free fabric to practice with.
Here is the pattern I used. I had originally cut it for pattern A in the boys size.
Here's what I ended up with.
Eh. It's ok. I'll wear it, but it's definitely not a "wow" piece. I keep trying to mess around with the collar and press it differently to make the shirt look more even.
I also had an old hoodie sweater I just couldn't part with even though I never wear it. I figured I'd try a refashion of it and see if I could make into something I will wear again.
Here is the sweater before. This is me, post baby, eight years ago. This was my first time going out for a drink after having Bayne. I think he was about 3 months old. I was going to suck it up and give him formula for the first time, too. Pump and dump! :) Cheers ... lol!
Obviously this sweater has been around a while.
Here it is now as more of a fitted 80's sweater vest. I cut off the hood and the sleeves and just left it raw. I had to undo the bottom band, took in the sides, then re-attached the band after altering to fit the sized down sweater. I'm digging it. We will see if it gets more time out of the drawer.
I had some left over knit sweater fabric from the rasta shirt I made. I decided to make a rasta tube dress, mainly just to use as a practice piece for the serger. I didn't use a pattern, just threw it together. I don't know if it will get a ton of wear, but it was a good piece to use as practice. I suppose if a reggae show comes to town this will be a great dress to wear. Leggings are a must, though. It ended up being very short.
I don't know ... do you think it's wearable? Cute, silly? I'm on the fence. It is very comfy, I will say that. My little girl seems to like snuggling me while I'm in it :).
I have one more refashion waiting for the serger and sewing machine. I am hoping I can whip through most of it tomorrow morning.
Wish me luck!