Sewing and cooking are much the same to me, take an idea and run with it. (Apologize for the butt shots. Read on, they’re necessary for a good laugh.)
These guys started as yoga pants . When the legs first came together they looked like chaps…yes, butt-less chaps. Infuriated that I was actually trying to follow a pattern but it still crashed and burned for me, I fixed it. Instead of leaving myself with a serious plumber’s crack or trashing the whole thing, I made this weird butt piece above the legs and below the waistband. See it? Hardly noticeable, I know; miracle pants. Miracle that they survived the trauma of their entry into this world, and that they fit so comfortably.
Since last winter these tights have needed fixing. I was out on a run and suddenly had to “go.” I made it home but only barely. I still had this ridiculous knot in the drawstring so tight I had to cut myself out of my pants to make it to the loo. Voilà – new waistband. Not for hire, Adidas.
Next, I found this tutorial to make an Anthropologie knockoff tunic (maternity) shirt out of a men’s dress shirt. The ‘before’ shirt I could fit over a sweatshirt and down vest, now it’s still a little large. I think we’ll grow into it. I followed the tutorial to a T, other than keeping the sleeves long and fixing cuffs I chopped off with the addition of some lace. Fun way to upcycle a $4.60 shirt XL shirt.
Lastly, I made some baby stuff, to include this cute little number:
What is it?
Well, it’s a sweet portable changing mat. The “Born to Run” is just there to remind me that I need to get my rear in gear, even if I have diapers to change.
No pressure, Baby. Really. That’s all on me.