By: Revanche

Got a bee in my bonnet last night

October 31, 2008

In a fit of craftiness, I amateurishly cut up my nerdy-as-all-get-out gamer X-men Legends sleep shirt and made it a strapless dress.

There was an in-between phase when it was a t-shirt dress and it was infinitely cuter, because I’d inadvertently sewn perfect armholes, but it was too short. In my brainstorm, it was meant to be strapless to make it long enough to be decent, but I liked the interim phase much better, had I been able to stretch the material lengthwise, somehow. Unfortunately, that middle phase photo is lost and gone forever (dreadful sorry, Clementine) because I’m daft and took the photo without a memory card.

Before:

After:

Note: In the making of this shirt, I’ve discovered that I’m a terrible tailor and depend entirely on luck. And, had it not been too short, it would have fit as a tshirt dress, so depending on luck isn’t actually a terrible plan (see: armholes). But it was too short. So never mind that.

3 Responses to “Got a bee in my bonnet last night”

  1. That is actually kind of cute, if it weren’t so short LOL

    Maybe wear it as a tube top? 🙂

  2. I always want to try doing something like this. I think it’s cute! At worst, you have lessons for next time. 🙂

  3. Revanche says:

    FB: My friend suggested that it was a skirt. 😛 It’s short, but since I’m super short, it sort of evens out. I’m less enthused about how the last stage turned out, I may turn it into something entirely different. A pillow??? 🙂

    paranoidasteroid: It was surprisingly easy, if you don’t mind seeing the terrible stitching up the side. I have got to buy a spool of dark/black thread. It can’t be more than a dollar.

    I may try this again with my OTHER shirt. (same one, but XL, who knew I had two different sizes?) Perhaps that one can stay a tee-dress. We’ll see!

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