Thursday, May 20, 2010

have you given up on me yet?

Well, my new (month old) netbook has a virus and we've had cool, rainy weather for the last week. The combination of those two things has made it hard to get any good pictures or get them uploaded. I actually have two tutorials to post, but I haven't been able to take and upload pictures of the final product. Grr.

Finally, today we had some gorgeous weather, so I took my daughter to the park and got a few pictures of my latest refashion. My netbook is still "sick", so I'm using my old laptop that is on its last leg.

I found this shirt on clearance at Target ($2.50 if I remember correctly) and then used the remnant of one of my hubby's old t-shirts that I'd already cut up for another project. Here was the before

I used the gray t-shirt to ruffle a bunch of 1 1/2" wide strips. I sewed one row of ruffles all the way around the shirt where I wanted my neckline to be, then I added another row on the front, under the first row. It wasn't quite what I had pictured, so I added another smaller ruffle in the middle above my ruffles, and then added one more up the one side of my neckline (the opposite side of the print on the bottom to create a little balance). Once I was done I trimmed the shirt away from above the ruffles.

I'm really happy with how it turned out! The other thing I would have changed would be to make the neckline a little less wide. The ruffles are kind of heavy and can pull the shirt a bit. What do you think?

I love it! I don't think my daughter appreciates my fashion sense though. I told her it was time to go to the park this morning, and instead of running to the door like she usually does, she ran to my closet. She pointed and said, "please", and then tried to pull one of my shirts off the hanger. Hmm, thanks kid.

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  1. That is a big bummer about the new computer!! How frustrating! Great work on the shirt! Thanks for linking today for Make It Wear It.

  2. Thank you for linking to my party! The shirt looks so nice!

  3. Love it. My fav colors and I'm just getting into trying to re-fashion some stuff myself.

  4. I think that it is darling! great job! :)

  5. Thanks ladies! It is one of my fav color combos too. I try, but I just can't seem to get away from dark colors, lol. I've gotta warn you, refashioning is addictive!