When we visited Colorado in April, Handsome Husband purchased this cool T-Shirt from Colorado's First Craft Brewery. Did he try it on before the purchase? Well, of course not! ;-) When we get home, it doesn't fit him.
Happy Birthday to me! ;-)
Ya'll know how I love T-Shirt makeovers! Click HERE to see some of them! This one is a wonderful lightweight T, perfect for Summer, and I love the logo! What a great color scheme!
One look at The Ojai Wrap pattern and I knew what this T would become! A sweet little cardigan! The project began by carefully taking out the side seams. Next the T was folded in half at the logo and laid as flat as possible. I cut the back for the cardigan from the front of the T and one front panel from the back of the T.
Here's a tip for folks new to sewing. Don't feel like you have to purchase the latest, greatest gadgets. Instead of using fancy sewing weights, my regular ol' ceramic coasters work just fine. Pins? No, thanks! They bite! I prefer the paper clips pictured above. What are those clippy things called? I'm just not sure.
Back to the makeover... What do you think?
Some fabric had to be supplemented. I found a half yard of fun lightweight knit at my local Hancock's and cranked out this Ojai Wrap! In all honesty, since the T wasn't long enough to make the fun high low hem, I struggled a little figuring out how to make the other side the correct length. For the shawl collar, I cut the one for size Small, sewed from the bottom to the shoulder seam on each side, then sort of pieced it together at the back. If you have questions about that, just email me!
My favorite part? The back! I love that it has a patchwork feel to it, too!
Have you ever been at the river all day? Ya know that part of the day when the sun starts hurting your shoulders? Wouldn't this T-Shirt Cardigan be the perfect thing to wear? ;-) I'm also seeing it on sunset walks as the breeze cools.
My new summertime, going-to-the-river and walking-at-sunset outfit!
Let's do the before and after thing.
What do you think?
If you would like to see my first Ojai Wrap pattern review, click HERE. That one is a much dressier version. There is a third Ojai Wrap coming your way next week! Come back and see me!