Friday, May 28, 2010

T-shirt fix

I picked up this t-shirt at Walmart on one of those days when my kids would scream whenever I slowed down the cart -- you know the kind of excursions when you should just give up and go home? So yeah, I picked it up without trying it on and it felt like I was wearing a tent. I could have returned it, but that'd mean dragging the kids back to the store and waiting at the service desk. Not fun for anyone.

Anyway, I thought the shirt would look better with a belt, but I hate wearing belts and didn't have anything to match. So a strip of elastic to give the shirt at least a bit of shape was the next option. Pardon the photos...I'm completely unskilled in the art of self-photography.

Before & after:

Now to trim up the under side of the sleeve a little so my underarms won't be on view.

Sewing has been minimal lately. I've been on the hunt for some Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey team) fabric for a sporty quilt top my step-mom asked me to make for her nephew's little boy. It's not the easiest thing to find hockey fabric in late May in a rival team's city. Luckily, I found some semi-appropriate patterns in the Canada Day section of the local fabricland, and along with some blue and white solids, I think I'll be able to make it work. Fingers crossed!

Last thing I've started is a crocheted cotton caterpillar, to be gifted to one of the little people in my life. It's pretty slow going as my arms and wrists get ridiculously sore from crocheting and knitting.

1 comment:

  1. Much better! But you need something more form fitting to show off your hotness!!!