Krissie’s coming tomorrow! I’m doing the Snoopy Dance all over the place. I NEED Krissie here. WE need Krissie here. And even before she gets here, she’s improving things because while I was cleaning out her room, I uncovered the sewing machine and took a break and tried this idea from a Japanese sewing book I bought on eBay.
It’s a book on how to remake men’s shirts into women’s clothes, and there was a nightshirt/smock/duster that was easy, so I knocked it off fast just to get back in the swing of sewing. I’d forgotten how much I loved sewing. Of course I screwed up the bobbin, and it’s the new machine not my trusty old one so I have no idea how to get the bobbin case out (Krissie threaded it, I screwed it up) but KRISSIE’S COMING TOMORROW, so she can fix it then. She loves fixing sewing machines. She’s brought my serger back from death more times than I can count. Where was I? Right the shirt.
1. Get two coordinating shirts from Goodwill. (Go on Sunday; it’s half price for senior citizens.)
2. Decide which one you like best. That’s the top. Trim the bottom so the shirttail is gone and it’s straight all around. Press down a quarter inch hem.
3. Cut the other shirt off just under the armpits.
4. Pin the top shirt over the bottom shirt, overlapping by about a quarter inch. Top stitch.
Nightshirt with a shirttail hem. For somebody who lives in her pajamas, this is high fashion.
Did I mention Krissie is coming? TOMORROW! Must go do the Snoopy dance again.