Or, "How to Save A (T-shirt's) Life". (I figured The Fray would be appropriate for a sewing project.)
So, to ramble about real life for a moment, I've found myself in a bit of an in-flux work situation--my hours at the garden center have been cut (as have everyone else's), and there's a pretty good chance I'm going to have to find another job after this school year is up. Possibly before that. Possibly even along the lines of something full-time and just do what flute teaching I can on the side. And to top it off, things haven't been going well with my once-a-week band teaching job--there's already been a lot of really frustrating stuff that has happened, even before my first day this year (which was today). So I'm going into this year almost certain that it will be my last, regardless of whether I try to find part-time or full-time work. Either way, I'll be more flexible if I have my Wednesdays back. But in the meantime, I'm kind of stuck.
So I had the crazy idea in the shower last night to give myself something to look forward to about this particular day of the week, and since I have only two students in the after-school time, the idea for "Wardrobe Refashion Wednesday" was born. While cutting out is one of my least favorite parts of sewing, and I'm not a fan of seam-ripping my own work, there's something oddly therapeutic about taking implements of sewing destruction to other people's stuff. Plus then I can knock my pile of clothes to reconstruct down a bit. I probably won't do this every week, since I'll occasionally have things like band concerts and such, and I probably won't finish a project in its entirety every week, but it'll be a fun way to get me through the year and take out some stress on the poor, unsuspecting fabrics.
So without further ado, here's tonight's project!
This one was pretty simple to do, though slightly more time-consuming than I anticipated....