Girly “To-Do’s”

I have at least 8 mending projects on the “To Do” list. Most of them are for clothes that I could be wearing; the rest are for other people who have probably completely given up hope.

If you knew the true number of T-shirts and other “blank” items of clothing that I have stashed, waiting to be changed or embellished–you might be shocked. Most of my stockpiled T-shirts cost less than $3 a piece, some less than $1 a piece, all brand new. One of my planned projects to use up T-shirts is a nursing top. I remember seeing an article for such a top years ago but I didn’t save the magazine and I couldn’t find anything like it in a Google search, so unfortunately I can’t credit the source. My take on the finished top is pictured here:

nursing T-shirt top


I used 2 “fitted” T-shirts, size L, and cut the bottom 9 inches or so off the front, then cut a new bottom front just below the armpits of a 2nd matching shirt. I cover-stitched a hem on the remaining flap on the front of the first shirt, which ended up 7 or 8 inches, as hemmed, lower than the armpits. Then I added some remnants of lace and a “stem” of braid down the top front and the bottom front piece. On the bottom front piece, at the top, I zig-zagged a strip of clear 1/4″ wide elastic along the turned-down edge. Now the elastic top part will be stitched underneath the flap, and can be pulled down and back up for nursing. I turned all the pieces inside out, pinned the sides of the flap and bottom front to the back sides, and serged.

shirt on left will have panel cut off front to fit under flap on shirt on right


cover-stitching the front flap hem


zig-zagging the clear elastic on the top under panel


elastic applied to front under-panel

Does it seem over-the-top girly-girl to you? Oh, then you can blame Jennifer Paganelli, “Sis Boom” and her new book Girls’ World, which has been all over the media lately and in my creative thoughts. I have entered some giveaways for Girls’ World, the book I have not yet seen on a shelf anywhere. I finally had to spring for it after getting an email telling me I had $10 in Borders Bucks that were about to expire. You might want to check out a giveaway for the book at Living with Punks but hurry, it closes Friday, July 1. My next goal is to search out some Sis Boom savory designer fabrics, which cannot be found at the local JoAnn’s because they are way too cool.

To finish the top, I ripped a satin flower pin/clip (that I got with a coupon at JoAnn’s Fabric) off its hardware backing and hand-sewed it to the front of the T-shirt. But another girly choice could be Frayed Rosettes. You can get a FREE download of Sis Boom’s tutorial for making the rosettes at the YouCanMakeThis.com site. If you know a nursing mom who is tall and thin (although I used Large T-shirts, they got trimmed at the sides a lot during the process), who would want this top, I’ll be happy to mail it to her.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Phoenix Wear LLC

Fun Stylish Clothing Just for Boys

Shaking The Branches

My Search For My Scots & Irish Ancestors

Rabbit Lane

Memoir of a Country Road (by Roger Baker)

Swamp Ape Studios

Metal clay the swamp ape way

Katzenworld Shop

Official Shop of www.katzenworld.co.uk

It's a cats life !

the life of cats

How to Provide

for your family

PastToPresentGenealogy

Jane Roberts: Yorkshire-Based Professional Family History Researcher

Whitewater Musings

Life as a Farm Wife, Busy Mom, and Believer of Miracles

A Tree Grew in Oakland

Oakland County, Michgian

Piedmont Trails

Genealogy and History in North Carolina

Adobe for Fashion & Footwear

Online tutorials and live face to face web tutorials using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in the fashion and footwear industries

383 Degrees

383 Design Studio's Digital Fashion Design Blog

Synchronicity Of The Heart

"like amnesiacs in a ward on fire we must find words or burn" Olga Broumas

i-adobe

Solutions for ADOBE program questions

Visual Sketchpad by Queenie Lamb

Design with passion. Create with imagination. Express with Inspiration.

Muddling Through My Middle Age

Definitely older, possibly wiser....

Sketching :: Drawing from Observation

Painting to See :: Peindre pour voir

My Site

Just another WordPress.com site

The Treeographer

Every tree has a story

Journeys of Len

Me, my Camera vs. the World

Snopes.com

thrifty creations

Fictionspawn Monsters

Illustrated Short Stories

The Museum

An artist's blog : drawings, photos, and words

Become a Civil Engineer

Learn more about the field of civil engineering and how to become an engineer

Journey through my Journal

Subjective realizations from a collective experience

Dernhelm

Illustrator & Writer

The Citron Review

An Online Journal of Brief Literature

My Time Stitching

And whatever else I have been up to...

craftandothercrazyplans

Trial and error-the best way to learn

medical plaintalk

Medical topics based on author's columns for The Elks Magazine, the official publication of the fraternal order of the Elks of the United States of America.

Here In Fowlerville

Our Journey with Family, Faith, Friendship, and Fun

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

The Patchwork Pirate

Keeping up with life, the universe, and everything!

My Creative Corner3

One Stitch. One Block. One Row at a Time--Vicki Holloway

The other side

Blogging on autism and art.

Fascinating World

A small attempt to gather unusual and amazing facts about elements of Nature.

Tanglewood Knots

Crochet Stories and Yarns

Yarn, Books & Roses

life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash

Tricia, Daisy and May too

Where dachshunds garden.

Don Cormier

" Your body is your temple"

%d bloggers like this: