My daughter didn't take a great nap today. If you have kids, you don't need a further explanation.
But if you don't have kids, just know this: tired kids are not much fun, and they crave attention.
So my great plans to spend an hour sewing on a Sunday? Vanished when Cate woke too early from her 'nap.'
But my creative juices were flowing and I was keen to try out an idea. I had a t-shirt refashion on my mind. Somehow, I refashioned these shirts between Cate's tired whining. I had the shirts & scissors next to me, and made the snips between our playing.
This refashion is NO SEW.
All you need is a good pair of scissors and a t-shirt that fits.
I made 2 shirts in less than 1 hour.
I bought the Red Sox shirt in 2004 when I went to a Red Sox game in Fenway Park. And I found this Foo Fighters Australian Tour shirt in a thrift store. Both shirts fit me well. But I don't really like wearing t-shirts.
I love these shirts - go Sox! - but I needed to refashion them into something more... feminine.
First, cut off the collar. Simply cut along the hem.
Next, cut out the hem in both sleeves.
Cut out the cuffs on both sleeves. Cut a slit in the top of the sleeve from shoulder to end of sleeve.
Check on daughter: yup, she's looking at me while playing with her (napping) brother's trains. She's fine, but I gotta hurry!
Now make the shoulder ties. Take the cuffs from the sleeves and cut OFF the serging thread.
Last, pinch the shoulder sleeves together. I folded them neatly in 2 folds. Using the sleeve off-cuts from the previous step, tie around the shoulder into a bow.
All done! Put scissors away and continue to play with tired child.
Take some photos - or ask your husband to take the photos for you when the kids are (finally!) sleeping.
Share your no-sew t-shirt refashion with me! I'd love to see them!