Now that summer semester is over, I finally got a chance to dig through my fabric and refashion pile to create a couple new looks. The first project was a simple loose fitting white blouse with roll up belted sleeves. And yes, the blouse is made out of that wonderful difficult and hard to sew, jersey knit. I confess that I wanted to try sewing with knit fabric ever since I had successfully sewn the Y-seams for my quilt. (I arrogantly thought that I could do it all!) I was completely mistaken in thinking how easy jersey knit would be...nevah, evah again will I use the fabric. My problem was finding a lot of bunching and puckering where I happened to sew. Dealing with the stretchiness was a challenge as well. Give me a cotton blend any day!
The second project was a simple refashion from a Ladies Medium shirt bought at Thrift Town. I'm on a button-down shirt kick lately. When I saw this black and white checkered shirt for $1.50, I knew that I would be taking in the sides a bit, moving the cuff and sleeves up and fixing the bottom hem. Instant button-down shirt gratification.
Of course, none of this would be possible without my