I found a great shirt while thrifting, oh, about 6 months ago, but it had the most ridiculous gigantic cuffs. Easily dealt with, I think to myself, as I hand over my dollar. And then of course it sat around, right through early spring's few attempts at warmth and into the summer oven, and now, finally with fall on the horizon, I finally got around to the 20 minutes job of fixing it.
All I did was cut the sleeves off, parallel to the seam, then fold over and machine sew a narrow hem. I folded one time more to make the casing, machine stitching close to the edge and then again 3/8" in, stopping just short to leave a gap for the elastic. Narrow elastic on safety-pin, push through, sew closed.
I'm wondering if maybe it would have looked better to do more of a cap, cutting the cloth diagonally rather than perpendicular, but I think it looks okay this way. And who knows, maybe next spring (or summer. or fall.) I'll try cutting these ones a bit shorter and see how that goes. Or maybe even do what I was originally intending — before the reality of my current extreme lack of free time presented itself — with a cute little cuff and button closure.
- Victoria, 2013-09-07
I can't be the only one with a stash of seen-better-days placemats looking to be put to good use. Well, here's a quick idea: summer sliding!
- Victoria, 2013-07-06
Chives are easy to grow with beautiful flowers and produce a easily harvestable seeds in quantity... here's a quick and easy idea for something to do with all those little seeds.
- Victoria, 2013-05-18