Thursday, July 26, 2007


I've got out of bed this morning with a strange urge to sit at the sewing machine and... sew something! ^^ So, in order not to loose this feeling I started right away and reconstructed three t-shirts, yikes! *^v^*

I've been using only red and black thread today hence the colours on the banner above.
(I should have taken the "before" pictures but forgot about it... And sorry for the poor lightning, there is no good light in my apartment.)

Anyway, the first two t-shirts were just big men's t-shirts, the red one I bought for Robert but he said he didn't look good in red so I changed it into cute girly blouse! ^^

How did i do it? Simple: place a t-shirt on a table, put your best fitting blouse over the t-shirt and trace the shape with a pencil or sewing marker, then cut out the new shape, sew the sides, replace the sleeves (I even pleated the red ones because they were way too big for the new sleeve holes), choose new length and finish the hem. Done! *^v^*

This on was a Marylin Manson t-shirt I got after we closed the shop 3 years ago and didn't wear it since because it was all straight and lose. Now it's fitted to my figure and I'm definitely going to wear it! ^^

The last one, on the other hand, was too small...
But I was desperate to make it wearable and here it is: it was too tight in the torso so I added strips of black cotton (left after I cut out the second blouse! *^v^*) on both sides and removed the elastic band around the neckline, deepening it a bit so I could wear it without choking. Volia! ^^

It says: "On your birthday: Remember, you can teach an old dog new tricks!"


  1. I love what you did with the T shirts - I am in awe of people who can sew like that.

    I know Robert has an affinity to all things black but I have to say I think he would look spectacular in Red!

  2. You did really well with the T shirts- I particularly like the way you adapted the sleeves on the first one- all woman, but not too girly girly!

  3. love what you did with the shirts! i really like the puffy sleeves on the red shirt :)
    did you grow up in a very crafty home or have you just learned over the years-you never fail to amaze me with the things you can do :)