Happy New Years Eve everyone!!! I am not going to say 2020 was the worst year but I will say it has been a unique year. Full of ups and downs but I always found thr positive in each situation. However, with all this craziness I found little time to sew as much as I would have liked, but 2021 will be a new start! I am anxious for a new year of refashioning! So, with that said let’s end the year that last refashion of 2020.
My mom bought me this fantastic cactus shirt, knowing I would refashion it!
*The pants in the picture are a work in progress for a later time.* I decided this white shirt needed some color! What could be better than my favorite color: pink?!?
I used Rit’s liquid dye in Pink .
- Fill washer machine with HOT water (enough for the garment to flow freely)
- Add 1 cup salt in the washer along with the liquid dye (for cotton). Use an extended cycle.
- Rinse the fabric in HOT water and add to the dye bath in the washer.
- Once the washer is done filling, be sure to set the water temperature to cold (for the rinse cycle)
BE SURE to clean the washer IMMEDIATELY with hot water and 1 cup bleach.
The shirt had a seam down the back, which I took in to make the shirt fitted.
I cut off the hem of the sleeves.
I also cut about 3 inches off the bottom. The last thing I did was to cut a slit up the middle front of the shirt and tie the pieces together.
Ta da! This shirt is beach ready, if only it wasn’t December and I wasn’t in Michigan. Can’t wait to wear this in the summer!
Happy Refashioning, crafting and upscaling!!!