Re-make #1 - Capris
Today's Easy Weekend Project will require you to raid the back of your closet.
This all started when I was clearing out old clothes. (sigh)...a pair of summer pants I bought in Hawaii; I loved them. They were as comfortable as pajamas, tropical, and figure flattering. But, after the second washing, they had drawn up to become high-waters. I had held on to them this long thinking I might use them as a pattern for another pair, but that didn't happen. As a last ditch effort to save them from the Goodwill bag, I decided to re-make them into capris.
I cut them off below the knee and serged the edges.I then found a tan fabric, cut two 4" wide strips and folded in half for the 2" cuff. With right sides together, it was pinned to the bottom of the pant leg.
I top-stitched along the top and bottom of the cuff for a finished look and I was done!
New life for my Hawaii pants! Woo Hoo! (sorry for the lousy picture) I have since capri-ed two pairs of high-water sweat pants, too!
Re-make #2 - Summer Shirt Jacket
Now, I was inspired. What else could I save from "the bag". A big white cotton shirt was the next to receive a make-over.
I just don't wear long oversized shirts. However, I did need a summer jacket. Something to put on when restaurant air-conditioning reaches sub-zero temps or after the sun goes down at the cook-out. So, I cut off the shirt-tail bottom and serged the edge. Then cut a long strip of vintage fabric for the bottom. Hemmed the strip and attached it (right sides together) to the shirt bottom. Top-stitched and turned back the edges at the front placket. (sp?) I added feedsack covered buttons to the front pockets and a fun flower and stem applique to the back. What's in the back of your closet?