It all started when I visited a local eco fair and saw some cool shirts for sale on a soft toy booth (Indy Plush). Basic T-shirt shapes are not flattering on me, but I loved the unique prints, so I snapped one up in the largest size they had – I knew I would end up refashioning it in some way, so wanted as much fabric as possible.
The weather finally started to cool down a bit, and I realized I don’t really have any long sleeved T-shirts (I’m rarely cold enough for sweaters).
I dug out the T-shirt, popped on some inspiring music (The Fratellis), and pondered.
After a bit more rifling through the refashioning bags, I found a $3 thrifted bargain – a huge, soft man’s shirt, new, with tags.
Then I cut away the neck, and used the hem of the man’s shirt to make a contrast edge, again overlocking on and topstitching.
It’s still a sloppy shape, but will be a cosy winter top that I can throw on with jeans!