Today is a day that several of us are letting Celina from Petit a Petit know how awesome she is. (and it is all a surprise!) As you may know, she was my partner-in-crime from our Shades of Me series. Not only do I think she is really talented, I consider her one of my really good friends and truly value her opinion. We crossed paths very randomly and it was one of the best things that could have happened to me.
So, check out what we all made after being inspired by her!
So, when presented with this challenge from my other lovely friend Laura of Craftstorming , I knew that I would want to do a refashion, since Celina is the queen of refashions. Then, I realized I could also add her Faux Peter Pan collar tutorial into the mix because, well, I love peter pan collars!
I took some of my old clothes and some of Ainsley’s old clothes….
And I created this!
To make my old cardigan fit Ainsley, I laid one of her cardigans on top of mine and I cut around it, allowing 1/2 inch seam allowance. I cut the length of the bodice and sleeves to size. Then, I just sewed it all together. Easy peasy!
Using Celina’s peter pan collar tutorial as an inspiration, I drafted some faux collars using an old knit shirt of Ainsley’s. I ironed on Wonder Under to secure.
I used an old shirt of Ainsley’s as a template on my old shirt. Because I was cutting up a woven shirt, I made sure to leave lots of ease, otherwise it wouldn’t fit properly.
I know I didn’t quite follow her tutorial for the collar, but it was most definitely an inspiration. For this collar, I added some blanket stitching to the edges for fun.
Another one of my inspirations is how she always seems to add the coolest, most unique touches. So, instead of just normal side seams, why not add some extra lace?
Celina, I hope you know how much we all love you and admire you! I am sure you are pretty surprised right about now… just know that I am so so happy that I have met you and become friends with you. Getting to know you has truly been a pleasure.
Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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