As promised, here's my final installment on the sewn clothing for holiday gifts. I have one more project I'll post later, but that isn't due until mid February, so we have time.
I had bought these leggings ages ago, but they didn't fit well because they're made for long-thin-legged women/girls and I'm more short-legged. But I didn't want to have them go to waste, since I was fond of the zippers at the bottom.
I ended up taking the legs and making them into sleeves for a shrug. I used ribbons as facing, but should have sewed them down, as they keep turning out. I also used ribbon for the ties. The shrug was also too short, especially for the intended receiver, who actually has a bust compared to me, Mademoiselle SBA.
So, I took this tank top and used it for the lower portion, and to add a little bit of an accent for the expansion up at the top center back.
The end result worked out pretty well, though I apologize for the poor pictures of the finished piece. I had not gotten the chance to take pics until I was far away from my decent camera and decent lighting. You'll have to bear with the iPhone pics at night indoors. And I'll love you for that.
I thought it worked quite well for my cousin's steampunk costume, too, though it should be noted that the grommets are part of her vest, not the wrap.
|You can see how the ribbon facing just wants to pop out.|
|A little off center with the seam; didn't realize how hard turns are on a serger.|