- Clear out closet clutter
- Repurpose what cannot be donated or easily recycled
- Have a little more guts when it comes to "refashions"
I don't have a picture of the stitching (blame the snot) but I worked each seam twice. First, a zigzag to do some version of surging the edges... because the silky fabric is so crappy and ready to self destruct. Then a straight stitch a quarter inch in from the edge to reinforce everything. I wasn't aiming for the lines I marked up, but that's pretty much where my final seams ended up.
And magically, the thing fits me! I say magically because, as mentioned, I'm terrible at refashioning clothing for myself. I do just fine when I'm experimenting with kid's stuff. But very few things I try for myself actually fit well. So I'm thrilled.
And just as important in this case: as soon as I was done sewing, I washed the shirt. Hand washed, very gently. And hung it to dry. And the fabric is still in once piece!