If you have never seen her work- you absolutely must!!!!
When Marisa started her blog back in 2009, she decided to spend 365 days remaking old clothes into new looks. The catch; she was only able to spend $1 on the outfit. Now she is my absolute idol. I went back and forth on if this idea was possible for me. I absolutely love sewing and I've made dresses in the past before but I'm not terrific at finishing what I start.
I will admit that over the past four years I have tried to remake clothing but I have never been successful.
What changed this time?
I let go of the idea of having a perfect shirt. I let go of the idea that every seam had to be pressed, every thread cut perfectly and not to mention, I have a serger. Let go of perfection and just create!
1. Items must cost $1 and under
2. Items can be donated or from my own closet
3. I can use trim and embellishment that I already have
4. Fabric Dye is always allowed.
What I hope to accomplish:
1. Meet Ellen DeGeneres. She is absolutely fantastic and I have always wanted to meet her.
2. Meet Marisa Lynch.
3. Meet Marisa Lynch on the Ellen show... yes?!?!
4. Discover new ways to be creative, recycle and inspire others!
So here goes nothing! 1 year in the making starting on Dec 8, 2013! Let's see where this journey takes us!
This shirt was absolutely huge on me. If only it had been a little longer... could have made it into a dress!
The sleeves were so long that you couldn't even see my hands!
Cut out SHOULDER PADS! If you've read Marisa's blog, you know that she has a lovely shoulder pad jar. These will be the first added to the shoulder pad jar!
Next, I cut off the collar.
I really do not like the way V-next shirts look on me. So what do you do? Turn it around! Now the buttons in the back.
Since this shirt could no longer open and is made out of non-stretchy material, I laid one of my shirts on top and traced it for my sewing pattern. After pinning and sewing, I have a shirt that fits!
I knew that I wanted to make this a short sleeve shirt. I tried the shirt on and marked where I wanted the sleeve to end.
***Hint*** Cut one sleeve first. Once it is done, fold your shirt in half and mark where to cut. This will avoid one sleeve being longer than the other.