Christian has been needing some more t-shirts, especially for just around the house. and while i love the idea of sewing, i also have the desire to be practical and frugal. so i crunched some numbers.
new shirt from walmart, $3.50
pattern, 1 yard of knit, spool of thread, & knit for coller, $17
getting a pattern on a $1 sale, using thread left over from other projects, finding a scrap of knit for the collar, and cutting up a free t-shirt that doesn't fit the hubby so well...
not the most beautiful thing i've ever sewn, but it came together in about an hour and fits him great. so overall, i'd say a big success! after reading a few sewing blogs, i've been inspired to sew more, but being more creative with fabrics. after all, an old sheet, a free t-shirt, or an old skirt all have big sections of fabric just waiting to be remade into something wonderful! my next remake project, turning my old frayed skirt (that has been too small for many years now) into a pair of flat front pants with pockets for the littlest man (see it here). i'll let you know how it goes.