I am so excited that you guys enjoyed the haul video yesterday so I will make sure to stay on top of those as I shop! and that I am not the only 37 year old woman who is new to the makeup world.
Now today I am wearing a DIY (do it yourself) outfit that I made a few days ago using my HP "Love 2 Love You" T-shirt Pattern. This pattern is going to get a lot of play not just because it is my pattern lol but because it really is a great sloper for so many design options.
I made the tunic and leggings with a double knit and this amazing floral print fabric that has yarn sewn throughout, it is so beautiful in person. I added 6" to the front and 3" to the back along with a 2" wide band to the bottom. The leggings are from a pattern I created from an old pair I had (tutorial coming soon) I make my leggings in Double Knits because it is a thicker fabric so when it stretches it doesn't become sheer as many leggings do and if you live in a cooler climate the double knit leggings are so much warmer!
Mimi G DIY Tee Pattern HERE / Double Knit HERE and HERE / Floral Print HERE / Wild Pair Heels (old) / Necklace & Earrings @ Charming Charlie / MK Watch
Making the adjustment to the pattern…All you need to do is measure down how long you want the top and from the center of the t-shirt front hem line measure the extra length and make a straight line across (shown in red below) that becomes your new hem, you will also need to add any additional length to the back but remember the back pattern piece is longer then the front already so you won't be adding the same amount. You are also adding the 2" wide band so you will need to add that to the total length.
Then cut 2 pieces of fabric 4" by the width of the front and also one for the back. Lay them right sides together and sew the sides then fold that band in half and sew it on the hem of the shirt AFTER you have sewn your top together, the band is the very last thing I did. Trudy also has that great recon video on youtube for additional help or ideas.