My sister got getting married. Married to a Nigerian man and his mom really wanted to have a traditional ceremony. My brother-in-law is her last child and she wanted to make the most of it so we all decided to get on board.
Part of getting on board was wearing the traditional outfits. I was provided with mine and it was too large so I decided to tailor it down. I probably shouldn’t have done that … details in the video.
Last week I tried my hand at sewing a polo shirt for the first time. I didn’t do such as hot job last week because I winged it. I tried again and I did my research this time. I followed the instructions of Melly Sews. Thanks Melissa. How the shirt turns out though … well
I’ve made a handful of t-shirts now so I decided to up the challange and make a polo shirt, a.k.a a t-shirt with a collar. I started by taking apart one I’d bought from my local thrift store to see how it’s made, copied the pattern and then put together a new one. I used
No sewing this week. Nope. Instead, I took the time to do some maintenance work on my trusty sewing machines. I gotta take care of your tools. Mostly, I was getting rid of the dust bunnies and oiling the moving parts … EXCITING.
I made a sample T-Shirt a few weeks ago and it didn’t even fit over my head! Then I made a second one that was decent. This third shirt turned out well! I even designed this tee to uniquely fit only my body.
This is an upcycled shirt. I made the pattern our of old flyers and the fabric is made from a combination of 3 different shirts.