Monday was my beautiful daughter’s 10th birthday!
She is growing up so fast, I can hardly believe it’s been 10 years since she first blessed us with her presence!
In honor of her birthday, I decided to fix my failed refashion from last week by making something awesome for my daughter.
Last Friday I tried (in vain) to refashion a too-tight pair of leather pants into a (or what was supposed to have been) pencil skirt.
Unfortunately, this is what it looked like when I realized I was in way over my head and decided to give up (or at least take a break for a while)…
Yeah, that ended up nothing like I had envisioned!
After taking several days off, I decided to go an easier route.
I started with this long-sleeved gray t-shirt that had shrunk and was now too tight for me.
Too tight for me, but just right for my daughter.
I wanted to add some leather shoulder patches to the shirt (using scraps from my leather pants).
So as not to waste any leather, I decided I needed to make a pattern first, so I grabbed a page of expired coupons I never got the chance to use, and used that to cut out a pattern.
After getting the pattern just right, I cut out two patches of leather…
Using double-sided tape, I positioned the patches onto the shoulders of the shirt (so they wouldn’t move around on me), and then stitched them in place…
I only sewed three sides of the patches, leaving the edge where the sleeve met the shoulder unsewn to keep it from bunching up.
Before this refashion could be complete, I decided it needed a pocket, so I cut out another piece of leather for the pocket, and stitched that in place too.
Then it was all done!
After my first attempt at sewing with leather went so poorly, I’m glad this refashion went well!
And besides the skirt that I still need to figure out what to do with, look at the rest of the leftovers I have…
I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store for them!
Have you ever sewed with leather before? I’d love to see what you’ve done!
Feel free to share here or on the Diary of a MadMama Facebook Page!
Have a fantastic week!