Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
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Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Granny to seven darling children. Mother to four not so darling young adults!mmm. I love to sew, and enjoy creating magazines. I have a stash of fabric so high that my friends think it will take me all my life to use it up! So here I am, showcasing My Making journey. Welcome, and come on into my world.

Friday, 8 July 2011

surfing around for inspiration

last night I was surfing around for some inspiration, and waiting for DGD to go to sleep, when i came across a tutorial for making a dress out of a mans shirt. Alas  I cannot seem to find who it was I got it from. Anyway, feeling inspired I grabbed one of my BF's boring short sleeved shirt that he was intending to throw out, and with a piece of plain woven fabric, that I have had lurking for ever and a day, I came up with my version of her dress.

Not the best pictures in the world, but done via the mirror the best I could do. It does actually look more reasonable in real life. THe armholes were not quiet right, and if I was to do the same again, I would make a self facing rather then using bias binding. Or make my own binding out of the same or contrasting fabric. But for a few hours of fun, and an old shirt. Not so bad.


  1. That is brilliant. I will look at shirts from a different viewpoint from now on. You will have to get some more shirts off your bf!!

  2. Hi, i have nominated you for "The Versatile Blogger Award.
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  3. Hello to you!
    Found you via Tillyflops and am very glad to be here!
    I've just started sewing since digging out my nan's old machine and I'm on the lookout for inspiration; love your shirt-dress and also the bags and purses in your previous posts.
    Am your newest follower so I can keep in touch!
    If you have the time, do pop over and visit my end of blogland. I'd love to know what you think!

  4. Gosh, thanks, I have only just managed to find the comments. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I will hop over and take a look at yours.
    I find that when i get started I just dont want to stop. alas my health doesnt allow me to be sewing for as long as I want.