G’day From Lake Mendocino


The Facts

Fabric: Cotton/poly blend (upcycled)
Pattern: NewLook 6057
Year: 2011
Notions: thread white bias tape, invisible zipper
Time to complete: off and on after work about 4 hours
First worn: Jan 29 (no sweater necessary!)
Wear again? Yes!
Total price: About $3.00



Inspired by so many upcyclers on the Sew Weekly, I decided to give it a try. I couldn’t resist picking up this colorful Moo-Moo off the fifty cent rack at our local thrift store. I took it a part and was able to squeeze out the pattern pieces for the blouse of NewLook 6057. I really like how the princess seams make for a more fitted look, and the side-zipper makes it easy to put on.

The fifty-cent Moo-Moo, looks comfy, but it soon took on a a more stylish life!


After playing tennis, (my husband plays tennis, while I hit the fabric store) we drove over to Lake Mendocino for photos. He’s getting a little better at taking my picture, however I noticed that my arms are in the same position in almost all the shots. A daughter would have told me to pose in different ways. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers!



About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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