Monday, November 30, 2009

MOT #1, 2

There hasn't been much sewing going on this month... it's been pretty busy at work and no working sewing machine.  I started two Simplicity 2601 tops, but I'm waiting on my sewing machine before I can finish it.

I wanted to contribute to the MOT sew-a-long hosted by Faye so I did what I could... serging and hand sewing.  I used T-shirt Makeovers by the Sistahs of Harlem.




I made two tops from this book... a one shoulder tank and ruffled tank.  Here are the book versions of the tops.



The ruffled tank took some hand sewing, but it wasn't too bad.  The instructions are pretty straight forward.



I'm wearing the one-shoulder tank with a long-sleeve, which I don't think I'll pair together when I actually wear the tank.  Instead of doing the "ribbon" I cut-off the bottom of the shirt and serged it to the top of shirt.



I enjoyed refashioning my t-shirts.  I think I'll try a few of the other tops in the book as well.  Overall, the book has a lot of great ideas, but I don't think I could pull off a lot of the tops... some of them are backless and/or very cropped.  I like some of the ideas, but I'll have to re-work them so they are less skin revealing...

*Please ignore the white spots on my head in the photos... I'm not sure what that's from and I didn't want to edit it.

7 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Thank you so much for joining!!!

meli88a said...

Month of tops? I'll have to check that out!

I love the gray one. I think a lot of t-shirt surgery looks too busy-hands-at-home-y, but yours looks so much better than the book original with the design placement at your waist and the ruffle.

Antoinette said...

Your tops came out great! Always nice to have a few quick tricks up our sleeves...

Faye Lewis said...

Thanks so much for what you did do!!! Be on the lookup for "APRIL IS TOPS" starting on April 1st.

P.S. Remember that Vouge patter that you made up that I liked so much, I finally got the pattern. Now to find the right fabric for it.

NGLaLALa said...

Thanks ladies!!

Andrea said...

I love how you refashioned those tops. I might have to check that book out. Hope you get your machine back soon

vivatveritas said...

great diy! you are so creative:)

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