Well, it certainly was a challenge for me, but a thoroughly fun one at that. At this point I really must thank Portia for taking my relative inexperience into account and not sending me something too scary…I don’t think some of the other participants got this lucky!
I got extra lucky because my item – a rather large men’s shirt – had a lovely drape to it (polyester that felt like rayon) and was electric blue (one of my favourite colours since a little girl)! So it didn’t take long for inspiration to come – in fact I had so many ideas that I had to create a Pinterest board for them all!
Marie of A Stitching Odyssey
What a way to turn something “blokey” and baggy into something feminine and edgy! I love how flattering the fit is on Marie and the way she’s combined inspiration from 3 different sources.
Marie has already hit the nail on the head when it comes to the stand out qualities of the base garment. I knew right off that this colour would look amazing on Marie (I had no idea it was her favourite colour when she was a little girl!). The second quality was the feel/drape of the fabric. You may notice a little bit of a theme building here. So far we’ve had 3 mens shirts.(Here and here). 3 very different refashions. BUT, all with things in common. All with redeeming qualities in the base garment. 1.Great colour/pattern 2.Quality and/or quantity of fabric. (If you can get both these things in a base garment, that’s a great starting point for a refashion!)
I can’t wait to see the tute for the cut out part Marie!