04 November 2015

Bringing home an old post...

Today I'm bringing home a post I wrote for Magda's refashion series... It was so long ago that I completly forgot about it! ;-)

I don't call her Magda, I like to call her for her correct name: Queen of Refashion! 
I'm really happy to be here today (it's the perfect excuse to use some of the clothes and stuff that's on the pile to recycle).
BEFORE (a skirt I bought in India many years ago and that I never used since I was back, too heavy and too shinny for my day to day)
The pattern was quick and easy (Moku shorts, by Tadah. It's a size 12 but with a black ribbon waist it was just perfect). I should be done in no time... Oh no you don't Rita!!!
It was a nightmare... so many beads and mirrors. 
First I forgot to take them off and broke needles on the machine. Then I took all the ones near the seams off and the others started to fall apart, cos they were all sewed with the same line. It took me a long time to sew by hand so many beads and mirrors and stuff... BUT AT THE END IT ALL COMPENSATED! Here am I... going out for dinner with friends!
No! It's not over... 
Teresinha was in desperate need for some summer shorts! When I cleaned my wardrobe a few weeks ago I found a shirt from my mother. The fabric was the perfect light, soft, worn jeans... (Here you will have to believe me, because I remember taking pictures of the shirt on my small mannequin before tearing it apart and I cannot find it in anywhere... sigh...)
She used it almost everyday on our short trip to Italy...

Teresinha's Tunic/Top was a quick sew the night before we left on vacation, she needed something fresh. No pattern just eyeballed the measurements on some liberty fabric, maybe it was not such a good idea for such nice fabric but at the end it turned out exactly like I wanted!

Sry for the long post...  Have fun and enjoy the summer!

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  1. I love the shorts! This pattern is on my fall sewing list. They are so cute! Definitely have to get started on them. :)

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