A question I get a lot is, “How can I resize something to make it bigger?”
This is something I don’t have to do a lot…not because I’m some gloriously limbsome supermodel, but rather because I’m short and scrawny. 🙂
Shanika Pichey is the fabulous sewist/crafter behind Life is Pichey. She’s also a fellow Good Life blogger.
Anywho…recently she found this fabulous embellished top.
It wasn’t the right size for her, so she added a gusset (panel of fabric) to each side. I think it worked beautifully. 🙂
If you’d like to resize a beautiful tunic of your very own, you can check out her tutorial right here.
16 thoughts on “A Glorious Gusset Refashion with Shanika”
Another blog to check out. Thanks. I like where you are headed in 2016.
You are not short and scrawny, you are attractively petite and don’t you forget it!
Thank you for sharing your creative talents within your blog! Awesome! Love it!
Such a brilliant idea, I’d have just had a sulk about the top not fitting me, it wouldn’t have thought to add panelling to it.
Somewhere I have a gallibiya that I was going to do this to. I got as far as taking out the seams, then managed to hide it from myself. (Oh, well. I saved myself from having to put a gusset in the gusset!)
I love seeing your work cause I love to do the same. I’ve been sewing clothes into different clothes since I was twelve, And creating from scratch. I’m so happy your talent is being recognized.
“Please don’t step on me” LOL!! 🙂
Right on time!
Thank you for including this refash! Some times clothing is too large and sometimes it is too small. It’s great to have a point of reference for both types of projects.
PICHEEEEEY! I LOVE reading Shanika’s blogs Thank you for the gusset glam!
That top looks like a kurti or a kameez. Indian woman’s garment.
Love the way it came out!
Link worked wonderfully for me. So happy to read this article and tutorial. And you’re not scrawny. You are petite. 🙂
Poop .. my computer blocks the link … this looks like a great tutorial to visit
“Secret Tip” for when a site you want to visit is blocked… (maybe you are at work?). Copy the URL weblink (highlight the entire URL, the right click highlighted text and say copy)… then go to Google Translate. Paste the web-link into the translate box… select English to English (if that is your language) and click go. And TA-DA! You now have a page that you can view. It is highly likely that your blocking software and/or DYN DNS server software (nerd speak) cannot tell the difference.
Link worked for me 🙂
Great idea but the link goes to Wikipedia