Added Sep 11, 2011
I happened to acquire two children t-shirts sized 110 (long story) but whereas I don’t have children (yet!) I had no scruples ripping the seams apart and make something more adult out of them. The result was a slightly altered version of #115 from Burda 07/2010. I added bias tape in the front to hide the fact the front piece is not cut on a fold. Then pimped it up with three sailor-esque metal accents I found rummaging through my grandmother’s button collection.
Since I had navy blue thread on my sewing machine I finally took the opportunity to take in the pair of sailor-y highwaisted shorts I got hand-me-downed from my mother, from ca late 80s. Now the trousers fit perfectly at my waist instead of hanging awkwardly around my hips. I even have a matching bolero jacket to complete the look.
Ship ahoy, and hurry for upcycling!
2x children sized 110 jersey T-shirts, white bias tape, 3 sailor-y metal buttons, oh and a pair of oversized sailoresque highwaisted shorts.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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