I've been doing a bit of modern sewing lately due to work and just not liking my current summer wardrobe. So first, work clothing!
The teal shrug is from Simplicity 1961. It takes a ridiculous amount of fabric to make but it does look almost 1920's inspired on. Seriously, the purple knit above took about half the amount of fabric as the teal shrug. But the shrug looks really amazing on so...
In other mundane sewing, I decided to try something I saw on pinterest. I have a ton of old t-shirts that I love but are now clearly ten years old. So, I decided to try and revamp them by adding a bit of contrast. This is the first victim.
I have a lot of fairy t-shirts that I've worn since college, really. I love them. However, the cut to clothing has changed and it's starting to show how old these t-shirts are. So, time to make them look new again.
I bought a remnant of purple knit from Joanns. So far, this purple knit has been quite versatile! Not only did I use it for the inserts to this t-shirt, but it also became bias trim cuffs for a jacket I was mending. I still have some leftover and it was only a 1/2 yard to begin with. I'm thinking it might be patches for future items.
However, once that was done, sewing the inserts in was a breeze! This is over the purple knit dress. I might make the next inserts more diamond shaped to have more of a drape at the sides.