Maratón Telaria | 2. Knits |

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. 


  1. E ficou aprovadissima a túnica, muito gira na G ;o) e as poses... bem... essas ainda tornaram a peça mais bonita. Beijinhos

  2. hehe.. e nem eu coloquei aqui todas as fotos. Agora está numa fase muito gira para fotografar. =D

  3. Genial, que reciclaje más estupendo

  4. Cute! I love the neckline on this sweater!

    1. Thank you Maegen. I tried to keep the original shape which was what I really liked on the original when I got it.

  5. So cute! I love how you kept the original neckline! It looks like she loves it!

  6. So cute! You did a nice job, and it's so fun to see her having a good time getting her photos taken :)

  7. I love that you kept the original neckline on this piece. It gives the tunic an extra bit of pop!
    As always, great job Magda!


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