Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Stashbusting Update

Well in the midst of all the bridesmaid dress crazies I was able to spend a lovely day with friends for our monthly sewing day. Not-Niece number one, The Pink Princess, had just completed her first week of kindergarden and needed some new dresses to cover her new braces. I needed something quick and easy, and thankfully I had just won Imagine Gnats Tumble Tee pattern. I'll be writing up a review about it soon, right now I'm just going to focus on my refashions...

I had an experiment languishing in my upcycle pile. It answered my questions but left me with something unwearable. Thankfully it was pink so it passed Pink Princess's inspection.

I used the back and front pattern pieces on the fold and flared them out from the waist down. I think it turned out really fun with the swirl already built into the fabric.
Resting from our photoshoot. Don't be too envious
of those hot pink socks. :)

The second refashion was actually completed earlier this summer. I had a cotton slip that was too small up top so I finally got around to chopping it off, adding elastic, and boom it was done!

I can now wear my Tiramisu and my Hummingsue with out flashing the world with my happy undies. I don't know why slips get such a bad rap. It allows you to wear multiple pieces with less construction work since you don't have to line EVERYTHING!

Do you wear slips? Do you think slips are weird??? Did you get any UFOS or refashions done this month? I had all sorts of big plans and you can see how well they worked out...
Keep sewing guys!

6 comments:

Donna Hensley said...

I love slips! I only have a black one though; I need to invest in and/or make a white/beige one. :)

Cation Designs said...

Cute refashion and model :) I am a huge fan of slips, because it saves me the work of having to line skirts! I just buy them at the thrift store for less than $3 apiece, so I have several in rotation.

carihomemaker.com said...

I love slips. I get so used to wearing them that I even tend to end up wearing them with lined skirts.
As far as my UFO pile/stashbusting...August was a fail for me in that regard. Must get back to stashbusting soon.

EmSewCrazy said...

Yea! Another slip convert! They're really not hard to make. I have a grey slip that I wear all the time. It works for the dark and light clothes.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. Silly me, I've never thought to look for them at the thrift shops...

EmSewCrazy said...

Yeah, I was expecting August to be much different than how it turned out. Oh well, we got done what we got done and the rest can wait.