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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I love tshirt re-purposing.......

Love, love, love it!
My 4 year old fell in love with this Princess shirt at Walmart.....on clearance-yeah!.....her present size-yeah!......short sleeves-boo! I knew it wouldn't fit her in the spring/summer.
Ashley from Make It and Love It to the rescue! I again used her tutorial on taking a shirt from short sleeves to long-easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!!
That's my 6 year old's favorite new saying but I'm not sure where she heard it!

The now long sleeve Princess shirt that my daughter wore on Sunday. I forgot to take some pictures of her so please excuse the wrinkles and possible stains. I used an older pink tshirt of hers that was too small for the sleeves and ruffles.

I decided to fancy the tshirt up and put a ruffle around the neck. I didn't have much time because my daughter was jumping around my sew maching waiting to put her shirt on, so I didn't pregather the ruffle, I did it just like this.
Very simple and quick!

Once my daughter wore the shirt for the day, I thought the sleeves were a little too short so yesterday, I cut a 2 inch strip from the same pink tshirt and sewed it around the bottom of the arm. I didn't gather it at all, I just stretched the arm of the shirt but did not stretch the strip of fabric and it kind of gathers on its own. I just realized looking at the picture that I need to trim those arm ruffles a bit to even them out. Someone has moved my sewing scissors again so I was just using regular craft scissors.

I'm linking up to Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design,

Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple,

Show Off Your Stuff at Fireflies and Jellybeans and

Today's Creative Blog Get Your Craft On

Check out these blogs for lots of great ideas!

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27 comments:

Amy said...

very nice shirt... It look wonderful..

Amy said...

should say looks.. Oops..

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

What a cute idea. You did a great job!

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design said...

my girls would love that!

Debbie said...

So cute! My daughter was so tall and skinny at that age that I was forced to trim her sleeves and hems creatively.
Stopped by from SITS.

fawnda said...

Very cute! I love the extra ruffles! Perfect for any princess!

allycupe said...

thanks for stopping by on my SITS day! I really enjoyed all the comment love, so I'm passing some along!

Such a good idea with the shirt, I LOVE it!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

this is a great idea!

vanessa said...

How clever! I'll have to remember this next time I find a short-sleeve shirt.

Kris said...

That turned out awesome Dawn!What a great thing to do!

Dorothy said...

Very creative idea! Good thinking :) (Stopping by from SITS)

ascrapoftime said...

Great idea!! My daughter is sitting next to me and saw the shirt... her question? "Ooh, is that for me?" I think she loves it!

Droppin' in from SITS! =o)

saltsays said...

Hooray for great finds on sale! I only just realized that shirts could be made new all over again like this. I seriously need to clean out my own closet and see what I can make. :)

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Great job! Sewing is such a great skill to have! (One I don't happen to have.) :-)

LivingInspired said...

How awesome is that? Bravo! I've been meaning to get that sewing machine out and get back on the wagon. So glad it worked out and love the ruffles!

Melissa B. said...

It's always good to recycle...I wish I could be that crafty. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

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Marshmallow Circus said...

What a great idea!

withoutadornment said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I'm impressed with your skills - that shirt is incredibly cute! Me + sewing = disaster.

Take Care!

Emma said...

That's so cute!

I used to always say that when I was younger!! :)

Alissa said...

What a cute idea. I love it!

Peterson Family said...

I never, ever thought about doing that. Great idea! You did a fabulous job!

Thanks for stopping by my SITS day!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love t-shirt restyles. Really cute!

Lynette said...

I love it!! Thanks for linking up!

Lynette

Michelle said...

great way to get more use out of clothes...great job!

kanishk said...

What a cute idea. You did a great job!
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Sonia said...

Really cute remake!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Both shirts are great! My daughter would love that princess shirt!