Welcome to my long hot summer! Yes…I’m aware that technically it isn’t quite summer yet, but with temps in the humid mid 80s, I feel like I’m already there. I was cleaning out my pajama drawer and came up with this jersey-knit shirt that I scored for $1, but never refashioned, as it quickly became my favorite winter pj top.
This top just won’t do for a getaway to Georgia Wine Country! First off, I needed to get rid of those sleeves. Since this is a jersey knit, I simply cut them off right at the seams, as I knew they wouldn’t fray.
Then, I took it in a couple of inches. Baggy is great for sleepwear, but I wanted something a bit more fitted!
Don’t get me wrong…shirts are swell. But I was in the mood to wear a comfy dress for my trip. I took the sleeves and cut them open, like so:
Then I stitched them together to make one long strip and pinned it to the bottom of the shirt.
As I pinned, I realized that (doh!) I didn’t have quite enough fabric to reach all the way around. Not a big deal for me, as my keister was fully covered, and I don’t mind a little side slit. I COULD have added on a different similarly-colored fabric to the sleeve strip, but…I was in a bit of a hurry. :)
I stitched the discarded cut-off sides together to make a matching sash. I mean, how could I resist the urge to make a totally no-waste refashion?
But I styled my new dress with a thick belt for this trip instead. Don’t worry! I can always use that sash later! :)
Here’s a look at that side that the sleeves didn’t quite get to:
I think it looks kind of neat…but to each her own! :)
My new dress was uber-comfy for a lovely wine-laden Georgia day!
All that wining really makes you hungry! One of my readers responded to my facebook post about what I should check out while in Dahlonega with Shenanigans Irish Pub (Thanks, Kellie!), so that’s where we went! :)
Ahhhh! What a perfect day!