After my sewing experiment yesterday turned out so well, I was really excited about trying to transform another of Hubby’s old shirts. He can’t wear them anymore because the collars have started to fray, but some of them are just such nice fabric that I can’t bear to throw them away. And the pile of shirts in my sewing room just keeps on growing…..
For this project I picked out this little Pierre Cardin number (I should mention here that ever since we started buying all of our clothes second-hand our closet has seen a wealth of designer labels it never knew before…)
Then I tried it on and realized the shoulders were way too wide, the armholes way too deep and the whole thing way too big. So I kind of eye-balled it (take 3 finger widths off here, 4 finger widths off there…) I turned it inside out and cut one side into the shape I wanted, then folded it over and cut the other side to match. This was a much more flattering shape.
From there I sewed the side seams, using flat-felled seams to keep it neat. Then I grabbed some seam binding from my grandmother’s stash and covered the armholes and neckline. Then, ta-da! A new nightshirt!
I love it! It is a teensy bit shorter than I would like so I am going to make a pair of shorts to wear with it. I wonder what Pierre would think of his shirt now?