I was reading Cation Designs a bit more than a month ago when she mentioned The Sew Weekly Reunion. Seeing as how I didn't know how to sew the first time The Sew Weekly was up and running, I wasn't sure if I would want to crash the reunion.
After a moment to ponder, I decided that I should, and here's my submission to the reunion!
The challenge theme was to utilize the Pantone Fashion Colors of Fall 2013.
As soon as I heard what they were, I was at a loss because it meant that I had to sort through my stash to find a color that would suit the challenge. Luckily, I was about to finish cataloging my entire fabric stash!
I used this lovely fabric with an emerald, wavy stripe for the skirt.
As for the shirt, I had something that I had been kicking around for a while. For some reason, my laundry machine has been chewing up my camisole straps lately. No matter what I do (tie the straps in a knot, lighten the laundry load, etc.) they keep getting twisted up. Besides the chewed up strap, I wasn't a fan of these anyways. They were too tight around the bottom after I washed them once, and my bra straps always showed. However, it was the perfect color to match!
Here is a close-up view of my new pieced-together straps! Not perfect, but pretty good. :) I'll have a tutorial coming up. :)
A back view of the straps, which I adjusted to cover my bra straps! It was like a practice for the upcoming Refashioning Challenge. :)
And with an elastic belt in place. It's just so comfortable, and I love that it is upcycled from a tank that would have been thrown out!
Before I leave you, here are just the facts, ma'am. :)
Destroyed camisole from Forever 21
1 yard of white crepe with wavy teal stripe
Pantone Challenge colors:
Skirt: Simplicity 3503
Time to complete:
4 - 6 hours
Absolutely! It will be a favorite!
$1 or $2.80 if you include the cost of the destroyed camisole
It was so fun to participate in a challenge, especially as a new sewist. This will definitely be a new technique that I utilize for a couple more of my sad tanks. :)
I can't wait to see everyone else's garments!