OK, I know I’m supposed to be telling you about the skirt and pants I made recently, but I have something newer to share first. A fabulous (if I say so myself) and easy refashion project.
I used to wear camisoles all. the. time. Seriously. I had them in a bunch of colors. Over time, I stopped wearing them. Stopped replacing them. And recently, as I’ve struggled to figure out some casual tops I liked, I realized – hey, what happened to the camisoles? No idea, really. But the more I thought about it, the more sure I was that the camisole was the right solution to my quest for a casual top. It’s just me. It feels like me. I feel and look like me when I wear it. There will be more joining this one soon.
This one started out as an XL men’s T-shirt. A wrinkly mess, too.
No fear though. I little bit of ironing took care of the wrinkles and the excellent instructions in Zoe’s free pattern helped with the rest. I had some 1″ black fold-over elastic in my stash that’s been sitting there patiently for who knows how many years. It’s awesome! I love fold-over elastic! Where have I been that I’m only now finding out about its awesomeness?
Right. Back to the camisole. Two side seams, triple zig-zag hem, and triple zig-zag for the elastic. Bam! Done. Or, well, it would have been done if I had not decided at the last minute that I wanted it 3″ shorter. So that took a little extra time. But I fixed the pattern so next time it will be a quickie project.
I made it last night and could hardly wait until today to wear it. It was hanging on the closet handle all night and made me smile when I saw it first thing this morning. I’ve been wearing it all day. Super comfy. Love it.
Pattern notes: I made the size 10 (European 38). Needed less than 2 yds. of the fold-over elastic. Triple zig-zag settings were 1.3 length and 4.3 width.
And that’s all I have right now. See you soon!