Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Maternity Wear 9

 Alright, friends, here's a men's size L t-shirt from Goodwill.  I'm not sure what kind of man wears periwinkle, but I'd imagine it's a very manly-man, who is very confident...and obedient when his wife tells him to throw the thing away.
 Looks like it's got enough room in the belly region for now.  Let's give this thing a facelift.
 Please pardon the crappy photo.  It was dark in here, had to use the flash.  I cut off the neckline and 2" of sleeves and scavenged the original neckline hem and sleeve hems to finish the neck and sleeves on the revamp.
 So here it is! I really like it with these navy jeggings ($5 at Walmart).

 I put about 9 pintucks in the back before realizing I just needed a ribbon to cinch it. 
 Very comfortable.
 Here's a closeup of the neckline, with more pintucks and gathering.
 I also gathered the sleeves.
I like it.  Alright, tomorrow is the last day of Maternity Wear! Stop by to see the grand finale (gee, I hope I can drum up something good!)


  1. Oh my word! Are you kidding me? How in the world do you make sleeves like that and a cute neckline? So impressed!

  2. the sleeves and neckline are really easy: you change the stitch length to the longest on your machine's straight stitch that you can, and increase the tension to nearly the highest. then stitch about 1/8" from the edge and don't backstitch to anchor beginning or end. once you've stitched around the edge of the sleeve, you can pull one of the threads to gather it right up to your liking. then I zig-zag stitch the old sleeve hem edge (I cut it 1/4" from the fold) onto it. try it on something you don't mind messing up, and once you get the hang of it you can do that to necklines and sleeves and anything else you like!

  3. I agree, Jan.

    Well done, babe. Seriously.

  4. Lovely top. I love the re-design!