Some people bake. Some people drink. Apparently emotional turmoil makes me crafty. Who knew!
This weekend I made myself a dress out of an old men's XXL polo shirt.
I started with a super big polo...
and flipped it inside out and took the sleeves off using a seam ripper (look at me using technical terms!)
Then I used one of my shirts as a template to mark where I wanted to sew my new seam. I marked it using chalk (thanks Babe for letting me use your chalk when my fabric marker quit on me!) and then cut the shirt just outside the chalk line so I had room to sew.
Then I got out my trusty sewing machine (which I'm finally learning out to use without the help of other people! YAY!) and stiched up the sides. Then, after realizing I should have done the armholes first, I struggled to sew down the rough edges of the sleeves. I did it the hard way but it worked and now I know for next time!
And VOILA! An actual dress!
(Forgive the terrible quality of pictures. Apparently emotional turmoil makes me crafty, not technical.)
With a belt
and a smirk
With a different belt
and a bigger smirk
So I went from a huge polo to an itty bitty dress! I'm just as shocked as you guys are!
I dream big my friends. I dream big.