Again, on the deadline to enter the sew along group, here I am with my own entry fot the Maratón Telaria challenge. This week's theme, as you read in the tittle of this post, is knits, and I wanted to participate, but also wanted to do something that was quite easy and quick.
For some reason, I've been feeling a little unmotivated to sew, and been leaving lots of planned sewing behind. Anyway, since I wanted something easy and quick I immediately thought I'd have to refashion, of course. And so, I grabbed a very large sized knit shirt that my mom brought me a while ago, it had been handed down to her neighbour and all the unwanted clothes always end up here, for me to choose from them all. I always have a good stash of clothes to recycle thanks to them.
the real colour is the one on the little girl, which picture was taken on daylight
All I had to do, was to cut new, much smaller sleeves from the original ones, then cut resized front and back pieces. Stitched everything together with a zig zag stitch and a double needle stitch on the hem. Because I had to sew inside the neck turtle, which would then lay open on the outside, I cut a little stripe of the same fabric, and handstitched on top of the zigzag to cover the ugle stitches. It looks so good, you can't tell there is a fixing piece.
The greatest part is that it can either be worn as a dress or a tunic. In those photos we paired it with leggings, but yesterday she actually wore it tights and it still looked adorable. I just thought it was a tiny bit shorter than expected, but it's still approved. And it is so great that she's finally enjoying getting her pictures taken. She even plays, and pretends new poses. I love it!
Oh, I did something else from the bottom of the shirt, I had a regtangle left and decided to make a little acessory, but I'll leave that for a future post, since I still don't have a picture to show you.