Although knitting is my biggest creative outlet I have been known to also dabble in a bit of sewing. It’s something I would definitely like to do more of and I am constantly being inspired by what I see others making online via some of my favourite blogs and now on Kollabora. Feeling recently inspired by the warm weather I decided to do a re-fashion of a checked shirt of mine which has been sitting around for years, hardly ever being worn.
This was it before.
It was a fine shirt but just slightly too baggy to ever feel like it was the right occasion to wear it. I wanted to wear it in a ‘look I’ve made an effort not to wear a t-shirt’ kind of way but it was just a bit shapeless to ever fit the bill. So, I used a refashion tutorial from one of my favourite blogs Grainline Studio and chopped it up! I missed out the fancy scalloped edge and shoulder cut-outs and just took in the side seams, added bust darts and finished the arm holes off nicely.
And as for my Alska cardigan, it hasn’t been left on a train, or dropped in the sea. I have been slowly slowly working my way through it I’m just having a hard time getting it out when it so so sunny outside, it just feels wrong. However, here is a sneak peak, I only have the collar and the button band to go!