Friday, 15 June 2012
Refashion Friday Inspiration: Shawl Collar T-shirt
This is a momentous day. It is the beginning of a new weekly feature on this little blog of mine: Refashion Friday!!! Each and every Friday I will endeavour to share an idea/inspiration point/tip/trick/tutorial to arm refashionistas with ammunition to turn unwanted garments into wonderful and wearable creations.
For today's inaugural Refashion Friday post, here's an idea for how to rev up a boring old plain T-shirt. By adding the contrast shawl collar, you've still got the comfort and ease of wear you get with a T-shirt, but the whole garment is more dressy and cute.
I took the collar pattern from New Look 6808 (pictured above) to make the collar. I also used that sewing pattern's front and back pieces as a guide to recut the new T-shirt neckline. Although the sewing pattern is intended for woven and fabric and the T-shirt is of course jersey, it works fine as long as you're careful not to stretch the raw neckline before you get round to attaching the new woven collar.
I hope some of you lovely readers found this idea useful or inspiring. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'll be happy to elaborate in the comments sections. Happy refashioning!