Monday, February 20, 2012

yellow - a refashion...

next up in a long line of refashions.... :) i have two dkny rib knit tees... they were samples i had made overseas when i used to work on the dkny account at a multinational t-shirt maker....


i love the fabric, but the cut of the tees was always too boxy for me... enter my favorite tee... one that i thrifted. it's from arden b (i know, i'm NOT their target demographic) & it's a size L (of course). it's a flattering fit on me and i will cry and cry and cry the day it sprouts a hole that can neither be mended or hidden.... and then i will make a pattern from it... >:)



ennyhoo... i started with the grey one.... i turned it inside out & traced the shape of the arden b tee (sideseams & neckline) onto the grey tee (adding a 1/2" seam allowance). pictured below is the blk tee which isn't as big as the grey tee...



then i cut and resewed the sideseams... and staystitched the neckline....

i made some bias tape out of this checkered yellow remnant i had... this is exactly why i shop the remnant bin at joanns - even little bits of a complicated or simple print can boost something plain... and i chose the yellow because really, what is the opposite of grey? :)

the length of the tee was also an issue for me... i like tees slightly longer than most - almost to my hip...



and then, i made the applique balloons... i have no idea why... they just seemed so cheerful at the time... :) the embroidery is by my machine... although i may consider doing it over by hand in the future... the thread doesn't seem "heavy" enough to me... :) i'll be playing around with the black tee sometime soon, will post updates re: that one as well... :)

the final product:



it just occurred to me that i was listening to some coldplay when i was sewing... it's more than likely, i was under the influence of this song:



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thanks for stopping by & reading! hope you are carpe-ing this diem!!! :)

6 comments:

Pamplemousse1983 said...

this is so cute! I found you through the blog hop ;)

geraly unite-o'day said...

kelly - thank YOU so much for opening up your blog to all of us for continuing education & networking! so generous, encouraging & thoughtful - i really appreciate it! & thanks for taking time to come visit me here! :)

pamplemousse1983 - thank you very much! i LOVE this blog hop! :)

Lindsey Cazac said...

The balloons are ADORABLE!! I'm impressed. I sew for my daughter ,but I'm nervous about trying something for me!

I'm stopping by via the blog hop. It's so nice to meet you :) I'm a new follower.

Lots of love,
Lindsey
outofalabaster.blogspot.com

geraly unite-o'day said...

lindsey - hi! thank you so much for taking time to come by, read & comment/compliment! you should take the plunge and start making stuff for yourself! it's highly addictive though... beware! ;)

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}! http://queenofsavings.com

geraly unite-o'day said...

justine - thank you taking time to stop by! :)

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