Thursday, 23 June 2011

Sew Weekly: Trackies to Totally Unreal


I know in blogland, the 'best' photo you've got should start the post. It's like a newspaper or a magazine front cover, and it's got to be captivating and exciting and beautiful and shizz like that. As we all know, I'm way not that kinda person, nor blogger. Hence this extremely daggy photo of me trying to fit into ONE leg of a pair of trackie dacks. Why?


FOR REFASHION! First I found my McCalls 4260 had long vertical pattern pieces, which I could use to refashion these 'far too large' tracksuit pants for this week's Sew Weekly theme. And I did a little sketch how to alter the pattern pieces to fit the trackie dack fabric. You may have seen my results on Mena's Sew Weekly blog. BUT for those who can't wait for the jump:

Those trackie dacks turned into THIS:

BANG
REFASHION FTW
WHY AM I POSING LIKE I'M IN A GIRL BAND?
A LITTLE CLOSE UP OF THE GATHERING. TOO CLOSE THOUGH!
A BETTER CLOSE UP, BUT WHAT'S WITH THE FACE?
YAY! WITH LAYERS: IT IS WINTER AFTER ALL!

18 comments:

  1. Very cute. And trackies are comfy fabric as well. Stretchy! I love the layers most of all xo

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  2. Love it - who would have thought that a massive pair of trackies could look so cool

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  3. It looks great! I love that colour on you!

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  4. Those are the best looking ex-trackies I have ever seen. Gorgeous conversion!

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  5. Wow! I especially like the gathered bosom zone.

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  6. that is so fabulous! It looks great on the model ; )

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  7. What a fantastic refashion! Great job, you always blow me away with your skills and creativity.

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  8. That is so inspirational - from daggy to downright sexy! Can you post a how to.

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  9. great dress and combined very well (especially at the last picture)!

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  10. Gorgeous! What a great refashion. I love the colour.

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  11. wowoee, you're on fire! That looks amazing!

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  12. Totally adorable!! I just love the gathers on the top of the bodice... can you share the pattern you used, please?
    You are as fabulously inspiring as always...

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  13. My husbie says this is his favourite dress on you - what a refashion!! LOVE it! So warm and snuggly.

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  14. That is such an awesome refashion!!!! The photos are so great too :)

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  15. What a gorgeous colour and a totally awesome dress! Now when someone asks you would you ever wear tracksuits outside the house, how will you answer?

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