So it has been a while since I have done a refashion for my Wardrobe Revamp and Refashion. I am just getting over pneumonia- who gets pneumonia in the middle of summer?! Apparently I do. I could blame the pneumonia on the fact that I haven’t done a refashion in a while which would definitely be true, but for some reason this shirt from SheInside was tripping me up. I liked the detail of the dark chiffon on the bottom. It added a soft romantic touch to an otherwise plain shirt. I had originally planned on a using a purple shirt with purple chiffon for the bottom. I purchased the chiffon, took my before picture, and then the shirt just sat there. I couldn’t bring myself to start it because I already didn’t like it. I was dreading spending my time sewing a shirt that I knew I didn’t like. Finally I wised up and scrapped the purple shirt and started a fresh. I frequently gravitate toward grey, blue and black. I tried going out of my comfort zone with the purple but I just wasn’t digging it.
I really like the combination of the grey shirt with the black chiffon bottom. I first cut off the sleeves to make it short sleeved. Since it was my husbands shirt, I needed to take it in. I put it on inside out and pinned where I wanted my seam to go. I sewed the sides from the sleeve down. While I had the shirt on I also marked where I wanted the chiffon to start. I cut off the bottom of the shirt and added my tube of chiffon.
The tube of chiffon that I added was way too long so I needed to cut it down to size. I used the old hem from the grey shirt as my guide for the bottom of the chiffon. After I cut it, I wanted the front to come up a little higher than the back so I turned the shirt on its side and cut it accordingly. To help it lie flat, I top stitched over where the grey shirt and black chiffon seam was.
I cut off the end of the long sleeve and used that to make my pocket. To finish the chiffon, I decided on doing a rolled hem with my serger. I went back and forth between a rolled hem and a regular folded up hem but decided on the rolled hem because I didn’t like how see through the other one was.
Much better than the purple people eater that was holding me up! I am glad I switched to the grey shirt. I am working my way through the rest of my Wardrobe Revamp and Refashion. If you haven’t seen my previous shirt refashions, click over and take a look. Also, make sure to check back to see the next refashion, a peplum top!