I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain
That’s what people say mmm, that’s what people say mm
I sew too many clothes, but I can’t make ’em done
At least that’s what people say mmm, that’s what people say mmm
But I keep making, can’t stop, won’t stop sewing
It’s like I got this music in my body and it’s gonna be alright
What’s going on here?
Well. I sewed along with “Shake It Off” sew along which is held at Paisley Roots. The theme is to make a n outfit which is inspired by Taylor Swift’s song, “Shake It Off” video.
I wasn’t sure I could make it because the deadline is during Kids Clothes Week. And I AM working on another upcycle project (and it is MUCH complicated than the first one :(). But just because I got an idea and couldn’t just let it go, so I decided to make this outfit for me. I know I am crazy. Right?
One of the rules for the contest is to sew at least one garment from the pattern designers Karly listed. I chose Lane Raglan pattern from Hey June because I already had the pattern (even sewed up one already but not blogged yet) and really wanted to make another one.
My outfit is a bit twisted from the outfits which you can see in her original video. It is a Cheerleader inspired sweatshirt and a Ballerina inspired tutu skirt.
I wanted to make the sweater like a Cheerleader or with some kind of college sport spirit. So I added a logo. I thought about adding “S” and “H” which are my initials like Taylor’s cheerleader costume had “T” and “S” in the video.
But I ended up adding a number, “76”. Can you guess why I chose this number? You might know Taylor’s newest album’s title, “1989” is a year which she was born. Can you guess now? 1976 is that kind of number for me but I didn’t want to use that 4 letter number so I chose “76” instead.
I did a freezer paper stencil and put “76” on the front body of the sweater. I really liked the result.
(And Yes. I’m wearing my daughter’s tiara as my interpretation of “Swan Lake Ballerina costume” of Taylor’s video. Ha)
And for the tutu skirt, I just cut four rectangles, two tules and two liner fabrics. I just used selvedge to selvedge for the width and cut the length as I wanted it to be. I used rolled stitch of my serger. Again. And it turned out not so bad.
That’s my Shake It Off outfit. I thought I should have done more fun photoshoot, but this was the best for me. I leave you this photo which I tried to act like Taylor. Ha.
Thanks for reading through. I’ll be back with another upcycled project for sure.