Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Shirt to Socks Refashion

Almost everyone who is on Pinterest has a "Style" or "Dream Closet" board. I am no exception to this. I just LOVE that tulle skirt that costs $100! And those floral shorts, sooo worth $56! If only my wallet was never ending... However, the other day as I was pinning my way to sleep, an idea hit me; What if I recreate everything on my "Clothing" board! In case you didn't know, if I go a day without using my sewing machine, well, things get weird ;) I walk through the store anyway saying :Oh I could make that" "Pshhh I've made something like that before". This recreating" idea was so perfect in my mind that I couldn't sleep and instead created a new board all about refashions. Andddddddddd today marked refashion number 1!
Sleeve Socks.
Opaque Floral Knee-High Sock - $14 at Urban Outfitters. I think these socks would look so cute paired with some black or grey combat boots!Socks by Minga Berlin
I pinned these to my regular clothing board. The gray ones are from Urban Outfitters and the colorful ones are from Minga Berlin.
Now for the fun part!

What you need:
1 Shirt with long sleeves
1 Seam Ripper
Lots of Pins
Threaded Sewing Maching
Chalk, or other marking device
Shears or Scissors

1.) Take your shirt and turn it inside out and using your seam ripper, take out both armhole seams.

this is NOT turned inside out

2.) Take sleeve number 1 and pin the armhole end together, still turned inside out.

3.) Next, try on your sleeve-sock thing. If you have ever turned regular jeans into skinny jeans, then this next part should be familiar to you. :) Pull and pin the fabric so that it follows the curve of your leg. It should look like this:

4.) Take your chalk and mark the line of pins.
Sorry, I used yellow. Kinda hard to see...

5.) Now head on over to your sewing machine and re-arrange the pins so that the heads are not in the path of the needle. Now follow the line and stitch your sock closed!

6.) Cut away the excess.

7.) Do the same to the other :)
8.) Strut your stuff then make your best friend a pair! ;)


(= AFTER =)

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