I'm really getting in to refashioning and reviving clothing to make something new and useable.
First, I used applique to cover a stain. Then I turned a couple pair of gaucho pants that I wasn't wearing into skirts.
My latest refashioning project is turning one of my husband's tshirts into a ruffly peasant top for me.
Usually by the time he gets rid of shirts, they are only fit for the rag bag. This one just didn't fit right and still was in pretty good condition.
An advantage to this shirt was that it's a nice shade of light blue. Score for me! I snatched that thing right up and hauled it off to the sewing room!
I used this tutorial that I had pinned a long time ago. It was pretty easy to follow and the shirt didn't take that long to make.
I can't really tell you exactly how long it took me because I worked on it in small snippets of time--maybe about 1 hour and 15 minutes total? Longer if you count the phone call to my sister to figure out how to do the lettuce hem on my machine!
Why go shopping for new clothes when you can make something fun at home?!?