Labor intensive weekend.
I started Friday on the three sweatshirts for this week and worked basically sun up til sun down right through Sunday night- but they are done and they are so fantastic!
These three sweatshirts (plus a bonus shirt and exciting announcement!) all came from a single Goodwill trip and are all based on my three favorite BBC shows, but you don't have to be a fan of the show to appreciate the refashion. Each of the sweatshirts features different refashioning techniques and tips to make them completely different from each other. So definitely check them out each day!
I worked on all four simultaneously because otherwise there was no way of finishing, but this was the easiest and was done by Saturday morning. Originally it didn't feature glitter, I've never seen glitter on a shirt and was worried about how it would stay on. But after I saw this colored sweatshirt at Goodwill, I realized that I had *the exact* same shade of glitter at home and thought it would be an interesting/girly approach to the "FREE BATES" logo I had chosen for this Downton refashion. I really de-bate-d (haha, get it?!) about using that phrase since it isn't a permanent part of the show. Americans haven't seen the end of the third season (though I definitely read all of the episode summaries, haha!), so don't spoil it, Brits! But possibly Bates will be released, killed, or remain in jail this season... still, I loved the FREE BATES shirts floating around the internet and wanted to use it. I won't say much about my love for Downton Abbey, because I already did an entire THEME about it for a week during the summer.
The shirt was really bulky and odd looking on my frame, so the first thing I did was make it fitted. This is an easy process and only takes a few minutes!
I put it on and used my hands to grab and see how many inches of fabric were excess. Then I took it off and pinned along the underarm and sleeve area, tapering it down to the seam on the cuff.
We tried taking indoor photos on the stairway to our complex because it was *so cold* this weekend, but it didn't quite work. I do like how loungy the sweatshirt looks, so they remained. Also, check out those pink legwarmers, haha!!!
I like the texture play with glitter and jersey and how they are nearly the same color. Of course, you can use whatever glitter color and fabric you'd like! Perhaps I'll do a contrasting glitter project just to showcase it.