Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pinterest Challenge Week 1

First off, I need to make a confession...this week's project was a complete failure; as many of my sewing projects seem to be when it comes to sewing something for myself!

If you recall for my Pinterest Challenge line-up HERE, this week was the color-blocked square top.

After going to the fabric store and finding some fabric that I thought would be perfect, I started my sewing project promptly after putting Mia to bed with excitement. Long story short, after 3 hours of measuring, cutting and sewing I was left with on ill fitting square top with a color-block that looked more like a belly band and in the end I  also decided that the fabric was just not me. Needless to say I was a little frustrated and disappointed.

I wasn't ready  to give up completely on this challenge though. At first I thought about getting more fabric and starting over, but I  didn't want to take the risk of having another failed shirt so I decided to try another top that my sister suggested that can actually work while being pregnant.

My inspiration: Cotton and Curl's flattering men's tee shirt refashion (Tutorial HERE)

I knew this project would be a lot easier since I wouldn't be starting a shirt from scratch and since it's one of those projects you can use a shirt you already like as a guideline for the one you're re-sizing to fit better. Another's FREE! So I was off to Eric's side of the closet to look for a shirt he didn't wear. Here is what I found:

I was able to refashion this over-sized shirt into a fashionable fitting one in less than an hour with time to clean the house and relax all before going to bed! Definitely my kind of project! Not to mention I really liked the outcome; so much in fact I did it to another old t-shirt of Eric's!

Now for one more quick confession before I showcase the results...I am NO fashion model (this is already obvious) and have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to being in front of the camera resulting in my awkward posing lol (hence why I'm always the one taking the pictures)!

And a profile shot to mark my 33 weeks of being pregnant!

 Happy pinning and (hopefully) doing!


  1. I love how you did this! I want to try now! If only I could find a shirt Andrew isn't attached to... Looks great :) And you look beautiful!

    1. Thanks, you're so sweet! And you should totally make one! It's so easy and so comfy to wear too!

  2. Looks great! I'm trying to make the recipes I've pinned. I've definitely had a few fails!


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