I actually used my sewing machine

I’m really falling apart over here ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t find the charger to my camera. Quite frankly. I can’t find my camera. So, my first trip to the sewing machine in a month is chronicled with a camera phone picture of garment on the table. Better than the floor, eh?

I generally don’t wear standard issue, boxy tee shirts. I don’t look good in them since my best feature is my waist to hip ratio. And, I get a LOT of tee shirts. I’m not comfortable sleeping in them and I don’t love them for the gym (when I go).ย  For a while I just started turning them down. For a bit I thought about a tee shirt quilt for all the sorority and work shirts. But, after this — I’m just gonna refashion them.

I had this BWOF tee traced out for about a year. It took me less than an hour from start to finish to make this. To be fair, I didn’t iron/press, I didn’t make a seam allowance and I whipped it up on the serger — with brown thread. Hey, what can I say. It’s 10 at night and I have to be at said festival at 7:00 a.m. all day for two days.

I specifically asked for an extra large shirt and managed to cut the front, back and sleeves from it. But, I had to take an old (and I mean at least five years old) red Volvo Ocean Cup staff tee shirt for the waist, collar and sleeve bands. I’ll try to get a photo in it tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Wanna see some fun photos? Check my friend’s photography blog for baseball pictures (scroll down to the end of the post). Did I mention Japan beat us 17 to 1. Brutal.



  1. Well aren’t you the clever one! I get lots of t-shirts too, but I never thought to get really huge ones and cut them down and sew them into nice tops! Thanks for the idea and inspiration!!

  2. Wow, you did that at 10pm? Not bad :-). Congratulations for getting close to La Machine, that’s good, I’m sure you’ll be getting things straightened out pretty soon. Whipping out such a cute thing should be motivation, no?

    PS: don’t forget the photo with you in it.. even if it’s at arm-length with the phone.

  3. Have fun at the festival! Thanks for a clever idea for refashioning t-shirts — I have a ton too, and I can’t seem to let go of them for sentimental reasons.

  4. After not using the sewing machine for a while, I get all jittery and shaky, and I need to go make something/anything! Looks like you hit that point ๐Ÿ™‚
    I think I know which BWOF pattern as well! Cute!

  5. I agree about the T-shirts. Women aren’t built to wear them, or vice versa. I always feel that women who wear T-shirts don’t have enough self-esteem to put time into actually dressing. It took me years to get comfortable in jeans, but I draw the line at T-shirts unless I’m painting or something. Then I probably wear shorts and tanks to slow down the sweating. Cute idea, remaking the shirt.

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