But last weekend, I attempted a remake project and am so proud of myself that I just have to be a big shot and blog about it. Irish Jig was invited to the Pirate themed party of a sweet little neighbor boy and was supposed to be dressed in pirate-y attire. Yes, I could have hobbled together an outfit of leggings, blouse and felt vest, but I had a picture in my mind....
I managed to transform this thrift store combo ($3.50) of knit jersey skirt and horrifically ugly tee shirt into - drum roll, please:
A sweet Pirate skirt and raglan tee shirt.
The eye patch is courtesy of older sister Jazz. She cut the shapes for me to sew together. For the skirt, I just eyeballed a good length and made a new elastic casing. I cut triangle shapes along the hem and added a fast straight seam along the edge to deter raveling. The raglan shirt is the consummation of this, this, and this tutorial. I used the skirt jersey as the shirt's neckline edging and did the lazy-it's-playwear overlap method to close the binding.
She had a blast with her friend and she was truly the coolest Pirate-ess at the party!
**FYI - Pirate parties are a big deal in our area because Blackbeard was finally captured, killed and (yuck) displayed through the work of Virginia Governor Spotswood in 1718.