Tuesday, January 18, 2011


My mom and I went to the Goodwill Outlet Store last week.  We didn't get a huge load, but found some fun stuff.  Of course!  One of my finds was a Gap XL blouse in a lightweight, light pink cotton.  It had a beautiful eyelet hem on the body and sleeves.
Today, I cut off the sleeves and turned them into pants for Baby M.  I should have taken pictures of the process I know!  Sorry.  I couldn't even find a picture of the shirt since I cut it up before taking a picture.  Oh well.  It was very simple, really.  I cut off the sleeves. They were raglan, so that gave me more length to work with.  Then I eyeballed a crotch curve.  I used the sleeve seam as the pants inseam.  When I got the pants put together, I realized there just wasn't enough width in the back.  So I took out the back seam and put in a triangle of fabric.  It looks a little sloppy, but I plan to make a tunic-style top to wear with them for summer, so I'm not too worried about it.
The body of the shirt will be a skirt.
Here's pictures.  Oh, and they need some ironing too.  But I have to un-bury my ironing board.  I'll get there.


Kari said...

I love, love, love the idea of taking beautiful sleeves and turning them into pants. How clever!

Those are lovely pants. :)

lindsay said...

I wanna be like you when I grow up! (OK- we're not that far apart in age...)

RasJane said...

Thanks! I'm hoping the skirt turns out too. Hopefully I won't fuss with it so much I ruin it.
And watch yourself, Lindsay! ;-)