Hello TSKB Reader(s)!
I love seeing the hidden potential in a garment. I used to be stuck in that "as is" mentality--whatever was on the rack is what I would be wearing. However, the more I learn about sewing, the more I see the garment's potential. In my arsenal of tips I can resize a sweater or shirt, I can add details, embroidery, replace zippers, exchange buttons, and other easy fixes that can take an item and make it more my own.
Case in point: During a trip to Goodwill, I spied this shirt. $3.50
It's nice. Kinda bland, but nice. However, I saw what it could be instead of what it is. (That's Molly on the floor)
I cut the sleeves down (I don't really do longsleeves well, plus I would like to layer a cardigan over this in the fall / winter. But to keep with the texture on the bib, I added 1/4" elastic down the sleeve to create a gather.
between the pre-existing ruffles, or on top of them? Decisions, decisions.... But for now at least I have a new modified shirt for Me Made June!