Found this sweater when I was digging around my refashion stash and for a moment considered it’s roomy comfort might be perfect, as is, for lounging around and sleeping off the turkey induced coma on this day after Thanksgiving.
But my scissors won out and they started snipping away. Funny how they will just take over at times. Before I knew it, those Fiskars had cut the sleeves and the top of that shirt clean off.
I guess there’s no turning back now so I might as well turn it inside out and start pinning. Be sure when sewing the new side seam to start at the bottom and watch so you’re matching the stripes along the way.
As I was searching for some wide elastic, I came across some more of Cooper’s old boxer shorts. What the heck…… he finally forgave me the last time I mentioned his underwear on the internet. It was such a nice color and so soft and comfy, perfect for the waistband of this skirt. I couldn’t resist. And besides, it’s refashioning at it’s finest! Right?!!!??
After trimming the old shorts away, I marked the center front and back of the elastic and the skirt with chalk.
Matching the chalk marks and the side seams, pin and sew the elastic to the top of the skirt.
And now, feeling just as comfy on this day after Thanksgiving as when I was wearing the shirt, I can now actually get up off the couch and go somewhere.
Even if that somewhere is taking Cooper and Garrett bird hunting. Perhaps, I need to refashion some camouflage next so I can look good out there in the marsh. :)
Enjoy your day and don’t forget to boost your local community by shopping Small Business Saturday tomorrow.
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