March 1st, 2010
The other day, my roomie, Jaron, and I were getting ready to go out to dinner when he found a hole in his favorite button up shirt – sigh. But being as crafty and quick as I am, I told him to turn that frown upside down! You’re shirt will live to see another day! We will RECYCLE it into something new!
So here we go – this is the shirt as it was originally intended to look (the hole was somewhere around the pocket):
For weeks I had been promising Miss Grace that I would make her a dress that she could wear to school and show off to her friends (she’s 4, and already a fashionista!). So I decided that Jaron’s shirt should turn into a t-shirt dress for Grace. And per her request, it must include ruffles and pink, duh.
How cute is that!?
Complete with ruffles!
And a pink cinched belt around the waist!
I just love it!
Next time Jaron gets a hole in his shirt, I might have to think about recycling it into something for myself!
So you’re probably wondering, did Grace absolutely love it!? I don’t know, you tell me – cue Right Said Fred, “I’m Too Sexy”:
I’m too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts.
And I’m too sexy for Milan, too sexy for Milan, New York and Japan!
I’m too sexy for your party, too sexy for your party, no way I’m disco dancing!
I’m a model, you what I mean. And I do my little turn on the catwalk!
Yeah on the catwalk, on the catwalk!
I do my little turn on the catwalk!
She is just too darn cute! I think the dress was a hit! As soon as she walked into my house she wanted to put it on.
I’m so glad she liked it, and it fit so well!
Before I go, I want to share some more details with you for our Green Month! This week, I will be sharing with you more crafty gifts that can be made from scraps or other recycled materials, like holey shirts! Check out this weeks schedule:
Week 1: Recycled Scraps
March 3: Reusable Gift Bags and Wine Bags
March 4: Ruffle Scrap Headband
March 7: Elastic Scrap Headband
*AND* at the end of each week I’ll be featuring a GIVEAWAY! So stay tuned!
Make sure you grab a GREEN button if you’re following along! And help spread the word among crafters around the world!
And if you’ve complete any of the tutorials that I post this month, please share them in the comments section or email them to me! I’ll do a reader roundup at the end of each week!
Until next time!