up cycling: Sleeveless blouses

in Entertaining nonsense and profound thought

Some of you are going to think I’m nuts. But sometimes I start on these projects just to give my mind a break. Really, sewing is easy for me, and I’m not afraid to make mistakes. Way easier than writing books, that’s for sure. I have these three shirts I love, that were a little tight when I bought them, but I was on a downward weight spiral I thought another five pounds and I’ll be good.


After a year of health issues that made everything worse weight wise I’m not anywhere close to looking good in them. Exibit A: Me in one of the shirts:

too tight










Please ignore the glimpse of bra. At least it’s not my stomach!

Not attractive! But I love them so I took myself off to the fabric store and came back with this:










To match up with these:










Like this:










To end up with something like this:












Being photo bombed by one of my sons!

Ignore the sleeves I threw the shirt on over my t-shirt. I also started with the ugliest of the shirts in case I made mistakes. Which I didn’t. so that’s cool.

And tomorrow I’ll show you what I did!

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