Update on the grey shirt

I recreated the gray shirt month ago, but I thought it was still need some works, now I updated it again here.

The grey shirt looked like a grandma’s daily shirt, but the shirt made of silk! Silk was the reason I thought it is worth to try.

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I did not want to do big change on the shirt, but had to change the collar. First step: took the collar off.

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Black sweater

The cotton sweater could be a good black canvas to recreate anything I like, it is long and blank, and full of potential!

I drew some circles on both sides first.

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Then started hand stitches from the center of circle.

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Just keep working on different designs of hand stitches around the circles.

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It looks like this when I finish on side!

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both sides done!

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Also hand-stitches on the sleeves to match the design.

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Love it! It is so much better than blank black sweater before, I am so glad for the finish, I hope I have change to wear it sometimes!

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Blue silk shirt

This silk shirt was very outdated, nothing special at all. Maybe it was the common style of 1960’s? But it was a cool shirt for summer, we all need something cooler to wear in hot summer when we are in outdoors.

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The material is cool because it is silk, but the collar was too close to my neck which was not cool. I been thinking how to lower the collar for a while until I found the decorated collar piece.

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Summer easy wear

I liked the patten and the fabric, which is 100% cotton. But I am not sure if I would want to wear such a long skirt during this hot summer weather, this easy makeover is very simple, everyone can try as long as you have a sewing machine.

First, cute the length you prefer, I cut it 2 inches above my knees, which left about 12″ to make ruffs on the buttom.

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How to lock the loose edge without a serger? I used #30 on the swing machine to enclosed the loose edge, and it worked.

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