So yesterday I went to Phoenix Comicon with some good friends. Yay! First time ever too, so I decided to make something special to wear to commemorate the occasion. It had been forever since the last time I altered a t-shirt. It took me a couple of days to complete mainly because I did it entirely by hand. Yep, still no access to a sewing machine. :(
So here’s the before…
Both of the photos were sadly taken by my webcam since my camera is currently out of action. Anyway, I used a black t-shirt I’ve had for a while. I was getting a little bored with it. I first chopped off several inches from the bottom and cut off the collar. I cut the bottom hem and used it to make a ruffle for the neckline. It was perfect for this since it already had a finished edge. Some elastic, straps or neckties, and the original collar was all that I needed to finish up the neckline. And to finish the shirt, I just had to re-hem the bottom and used a scallop stitch on the hems of the sleeves. I learned the stitch from a vintage sewing book, it’s really easy and super pretty. Someday I should explain how to do it.