Sometimes, a refashion project just doesn't turn out the way you hoped. Take this shirt for example. I got it for free from my local Freecycle community.
I look so excited about the refashion possibilities, don't I? I mean, just look at all that fabric! Certainly I could work around the bleach stains and holes and come out with a lovely feminine garment in the end. Right? Right?
My vision was another Sorbetto-esque sleeveless top with the original buttons down the back. In my head it was fantastic. Simple, elegant, versatile. Unfortunately, it didn't really pan out. I guess this fabric just doesn't drape the same way as my first polka-dotted Sorbetto. It looks totally fine if I arrange it just so and stand still all day.
But if I move at all, that center pleats pops out and makes me look like I'm hiding a baby bump.
I'm really digging the buttons down the back though, so I would love to salvage this project if possible.
What do you think I should do?
(a) I could try to sew the inner folds of the center pleat together on the inside (if that makes sense) to hold the pleat in place.
(b) I could nix the pleats, cut a chunk out of the middle, and have a seam straight down the center of my shirt.
(c) I could cut it apart again and use the pieces to make something completely different. I still have the original sleeves untouched as well.
(d) I could toss the whole thing in the garbage and pretend it never happened.
(e) You got something better?
For more details and pics of the whole painful process, click on over to CarissaKnits!