Friday, February 8, 2013

Man's Shirt Refashion for Project Run & Play Season 6

Completed Outfit!

Alternate Title:  Time Lost Can Never Be Found Again

The completed outfit photos and details are posted HERE.  Please click over to check them out.


Oh, my goodness!  I have struggled so about writing this post!  I absolutely LOVE what I have been working on for the sew-along challenge but have not been able to complete it in time for the 8:00 am judging for the contest.  Life, with all its ups and downs, got in the way.  My husband was in the hospital again for surgery for 5 days this past week and two friends had family members pass away in the same time period. There wasn't the time to sew that I needed for this!

 Anyway....I have decided to share what I have accomplished (knowing that it cannot be judged) and update this post on Saturday with a completed picture and all the details concerning patterns, etc.

Here is the original man's extra large dress shirt in a lovely pale sage green.  This was purchased at a Hospice Resale store.
 This is the infant daygown almost complete.  The smocking didn't take too long but I was very slow with the embroidered roses and the lace work.
 Hem with entredeaux and the French cotton lace insertion and edging stitched together.
 The little heirloom bonnet with the pieced laces that just needs the ties sewn on.
This has been my favorite challenge and I am so disappointed that I didn't complete it by the deadline.  Please come back again to see the little gown and bonnet all finished. 

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm just learning to smock, and these are the type of creations I long to make!

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  2. It's beautiful so far. I'm sure it will be even more beautiful when finished. I hope your husband is doing well.

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    1. Thank you! It is finished now and will be saved for a future granddaughter. My Tim is doing much better. He hopes to return to work half days next week. He says that he is tired of staying home!

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  3. I hope your husband is doing well following the surgery!

    I'm in awe over how you have transformed the dress shirt. Breathtaking!

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    1. Thank you! Tim is doing so much better.

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  4. I'm so looking forward to seeing the rest of this outfit... so far it is just gorgeous! I'm really impressed with your handwork. =)
    Hope your husband recovers from surgery quickly and perfectly! =)

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    1. Thank you! Tim is doing better each day. I am glad that you like the little daygown. It is finished now and I have enjoyed the process of making it so much.

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  5. This is fabulous....taking an ordinary shirt, and creating an heirloom garment!! I'm so glad you shared it with us!!

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  6. Wow, your gown is exquisite! The fabric looks like a sateen? Your work is amazing and you should win the sew-along even if you aren't quite done! Good luck! I hope Hubby is recovering quickly.

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  7. I'm sorry to learn that your sweet Mr. T. was in the hospital. I do hope he is home now & fully recovered!

    I am totally impressed with the beautiful little heirloom dress you've fashioned out of a guy's shirt...AMAZING! The pale sage green looks lovely with your pretty pink roses & smocking. I'll give you a standing ovation on a job well done, even if it isn't totally completed. Yes, real life gets in the way sometimes & you've got your priorities right.

    Hugs around your neck,
    Rett

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    1. Than you for the sweet comments, Rett. Tim is home but not fully recovered...but he is 'on the mend' and doing so much better. We are blessed!

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  8. Your sewing and creative talents are amazing! Blessings to you and your family, hoping all is improving.

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