Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Refashion

We have been doing a bit of t shirt refashioning around here lately 

It started with a shirt of my husbands(imagine basic large mens t shirt) and this tutorial....it was so simple and is so cute on her. It seriously took me ten minutes to make. She loves it and loves that wearing it is a way to be closer to my husband when he is gone.


Today i just flew by the seat of my pants....i had this old shirt of mine(plain gray v neck T) and i was never going to wear it, but i did not want to get rid of it so i got to thinking....what can i do with it?

Ding! Ding! Another top for Avery!!!!





I cut off the sleeves and then cut a straight line just below the v neck with about an inch to spare. At first i thought i would throw away the neck parts and make the shirt into a little play skirt but then this shirt idea popped into my head.




I did a simple running stitch to make the gather and then fit the two together with the top inside the bottom to make a paper bag style ruffle.

This took some serious brain work for me since i am not a clothes sewer but in the end we both really loved it and the pocket i used to hate came in so handy for her nano.


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6 comments:

Beth said...

I just upcycled an old T into a dress for my girls today too! Yours are super cute. I'll have to try those next.

angela said...

Wow!!!! Love the first one that you used the tutorial on. But then you made one all on your own, and it's super cute, too! Not to mention the frightening knit fabrics you seem to have conquered. Great work, Leslie.

Colleen said...

Wow, Leslie, I'm even more impressed now that I know that you came up with the idea all on your own. It's so cute!
(So is Avery!)

LuLu said...

Leslie those are all such cute refashions! How fun :-)

Nanci said...

Very cute Leslie! I love making stuff out of old...

T.J. said...

how did I miss this? What a cool cool post!!!!

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