Refashions intimidate me like crazy. I see other people doing them on instagram and I marvel. It feels like a foreign language, but I’m really trying to push myself. I wanted to finish this make badly. On more than one occasion I brought it to the cutting table only to chicken out and put it back in the refashion stash. But today, something was different and I don’t know what it was. I pulled it out and it felt less scary. I told myself that it didn’t matter if it turned out and grabbed the scissors.
This is one of my husband’s work shirts with a logo on it that he can’t wear anymore. He put it in the donation pile and I snatched it back. I’ve refashioned old work shirts of his before. I took two shirts and made our youngest a pair of shorts.
Since there was only one shirt I wasn’t sure I had enough fabric to pull off that refashion again. I also was wanting to try something new.
I had enough fabric to make view A from this McCall’s pattern.
I’ve made view B before.
I felt a little braver knowing something about the pattern and the fit. Let the cutting begin! I wanted the buttons as the enclosure in the back and I wanted to save the hem line. It proved to be tedious to preserve those but I hoped it was merely an exchange. I hoped the time I spent saving these details would pay me back on not having to hem the shirt or work on a closure.
I wouldn’t have ever bought this material for myself but I really wanted to start getting some refashioning practice and develop some bravery in this area. I’m happy to say I’m thrilled with the outcome.
Before and After:
What do you think? Do you like seeing refashion projects as much as I do? Do they intimidate you?